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Coronavirus and cerebral palsy

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I am self-isolating due to my cerebral palsy and asthma. I also suffer from frequent UTI's that require IV antibiotics. This affects my immunity and I can pick up other infections easily. Cerebral Palsy Scotland has issued guidance on COVID 19 and cerebral palsy. The guidance states that the risk of someone contracting COVID 19 and suffering complications with CP is low. The risk increases where the person with CP has underlying conditions that affect the heart, lungs or kidneys, etc.

I know that I am at an increased risk of contracting the virus and suffering complications, that is why I have decided to self-isolate. For more details see: cerebralpalsyscotland.org.u....

Recent government guidance

stay at home;

you can leave your home to shop for food and essentials such as medicine;

For medical reasons;

Or for work (if you cannot work from home.);

Or/and if you a caring for a vulnerable person ;

Or/ and to exercise e.g walking/running/cycling outside for no more than 1 hour a day.

Also, practice good hand hygiene i.e wash your hands frequently and/or use hand gel. Practice social distancing, for example, stand at least two meters apart from other people.

If you do have a new and persistent dry cough and a high temperature (37.8 c) maintain good respiratory hygiene e.g. cough/sneeze into a tissue and dispose of it, wash your hands and stay at home for 7 days if you live on your own or 14 days if you live with others. Please see NHS and Government guidance for more information at nhsinform.scot/illnesses-an... ; gov.uk/coronavirus.

Remember to make sure you keep your wheelchair or other equipment clean with antibacterial spray or wipes.

stay connected with family and friends via social media, phone or video calls.

stay as active as possible.

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