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Shielding letter still not got one


Still no letter regarding shielding, despite fitting criteria. I signed up for government help as advised by Asthma and BLF but obviously not got anywhere. Anyone else still in same situation?

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I am mild risk as I have asthma and I am doing everything that I am asked by the government and my doctor's.

I am a very severe asthmatic, I have hypertension, recent heart attack, recently diagnosed Conn's Syndrome. I had problems waiting for my letter, I applied on the online govt website 4 times from 30/3 and even had 2x hospital admissions in March.

I did get 1 text from govt saying if letter not received to contact GP or specialist. I contacted the asthma consultant, they sent their own letter confirming I meet the criteria, and after a few consultations with my GP she sent my letter 20/4.

I finally got mine just last week. I knew I met the criteria so I started shielding immediately in March. I think theyre still sending them out so perhaps speak to your GP clinic and ask them

Do you need letter for work or food delivery reasons?

in reply to R1100S1

More for work really.

As a pensioner i dont need that and at present I certainly dont need the foods in the box that skis recieved but what are the advantages of being on the list?Can any body tell me please. I did receive a mail from sainsburys giving me priority but havent tried to use that yet. I am lucky and feel guilty that i am being waited on . Neighbour doees basic shop.7

Generally I cannot do my garden as it is not attached to house a but i can see from window what needs doing. My hair has grown to how i have wanted it for months , hairdresser doesnt know the word trim . My shower needs attention. My electricity meter is not recording.and havent seen great grandchildren since dec at 9 and 5 they will not be recognizable!

Keep safe

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