Do I need to self isolate? Am I on the list? - COPD Friends

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Do I need to self isolate? Am I on the list?

Kimi9
Kimi9

Hi, I'm new on here and was just wondering if anyone had any advice on those that have to isolate for 12 weeks? I haven't had a letter or a phone call so not sure if that means I'm not on the list? I am in Wales, are we also on a list or is this England only?

I have COPD, Hyperthyroidism, ITP, Raynauds, Sjorgens, to name but a few!

Anyone know if I'd be included?

Amy help/advice would be greatly appreciated?

Many thanks

12 Replies
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Yes you would be included, have a good day and stay safe 😊 Bernadette xx

Kimi9
Kimi9 in reply to Damon1864

Thank you so much Bernadette, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply 😊 Take care, and stay safe ☺️👍

Hidden
Hidden

Oh definitely love. Keep safe and good luck 😉. Lynn xxx

Kimi9
Kimi9 in reply to Hidden

Thank you Lynn, you too 😊

R2B_John
R2B_JohnModerator

As you are in Britain, I am not sure what or how directions are being given there. You ARE among what the medical experts classify as high risk. As a fellow patient, i would urge you to not worry about a list but take it upon yourself and shelter in place. Unusual times but thankfully we have each other.

John

Hi I'm sure you are included but if you are worried ring your GP also these people on here are lovely and very kind, so ask if you are worried someone will reply and help you I'm sure. Take care stay safe. Mary xx

Kimi9
Kimi9 in reply to Minstrelgirl

Thanks you Minstrelgirl, I think I'm inclined to agree with all you fantastic people on here, and accept that I am at risk/vulnerable, and it's best I shield myself to stay safe. Thank you so much. Stay safe x

Kimi9
Kimi9 in reply to R2B_John

Thank you so much for your message. I think that's probably very sensible advice, and I will be staying at home to keep safe x

R2B_John
R2B_JohnModerator

Good for you. If we know that medically we are safer by physical distancing (I hate the term social distancing,,,,cuz we MUST remain social, simply from afar) then physical distancing is what we must do. Don't wait for some edict from above or an unknown voice on the phone,,,,,,,act now, be safe, take precautions, but stay active,,,,,,and above all else,,,,,Breathe Easy. We will get through this.

Kimi9
Kimi9 in reply to R2B_John

Thank you, we most definitely will get through this and come out the other side with stronger social connections than before, because as you rightly said we all need to be social just from a distance. We need to keep calm, stay positive and focus on helping others in whatever way we can, but above all we need to keep ourselves, and our loved ones safe, regardless of the physical distance between us all. Keep safe, and stay positive, this will pass x

Yes stay at home Cx

I think it depends on how severe your copd is, if you’re unsure or think you should have been contacted. Call your GP for advice

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