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Why are people with CP considered vulnerable?

SnapperPhilBS11
SnapperPhilBS11 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2020 in Cerebral palsy
Hi, I'm confused as to why people with CP are considered vulnerable in this Coronavirus outbreak. Any Ideas?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,774 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    It really depends on how affected you are by CP. If you are one of those in the at risk group then you will receive a letter in the next couple of days from your GP. This letter will advise you to self isolated for 12 weeks.

    If you don't receive the letter then you're not in the at risk group. They are in the process of sending out 1.5 million letters and some have already received their letter.

    Other than that i'm afraid we are not medical professionals and won't be able to advise you.
  • SnapperPhilBS11
    SnapperPhilBS11 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks. I haven't received the letter yet. I was told by my employer that I must not go to work for twelve weeks. Luckily I'm a civil servant so I am not affected by losing pay, but I'm generally fit and healthy and over the years have had very little time off sick.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,774 Disability Gamechanger
    If you haven't received the letter within the next couple of days it likely you won't receive it and this will mean you're not in the most at risk group. I know the letters are being sent now.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,135 Scope online community team
    Hi @SnapperPhilBS11, great to virtually meet you. We have information about CP and Covid-19 that you might find useful. @poppy123456 is correct in saying that the risk is dependant on how CP affects you. As CP affects everybody living with it differently, it's difficult for a government to write bespoke advice.
     

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