I'm new here. I am on the HealthUnlocked PSPA site which I joined in 2014 when my wife became ill with a rare neurological condition CBD. My wife died in August last year.
I have rheumatoid Arthritis and Rheumatoid lung disease.
I realised I would be within the shielding group back in march and self isolated then.
I received 3 letters telling me I was in the shielding group so am now well and truly locked in. I have two sons who with their wives are looking after me doing my shopping etc. My lung condition has worsened and I am now using the care company who looked after my wife to do house chores cooking meals etc.
I'm quite content with my own company so don't allow the isolation to get me down.
It will be interesting to share how others are coping.
Best wishes. Ken
People who are shielding are allowed tomorrow as long as they follow the rules. But I guess it's up the individual if they go out or not
Where did you get that from?
My letters say 12 weeks from the date of the letter. Which for me is 29th June. I've got the dates marked off in my diary.
I have a nice garden and the weather is fine so I'll stay where I am safe.😊
bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-5... here's one website and here's the other website asthma.org.uk/advice/trigge...
I saw that on TV yesterday it was for people with Asthma and the notes do clearly say if you wish to stop your isolation consult your GP.
I have a hospital appointment with my consultant on Monday. It is going to be by telephone. Be interesting to see what he says,
Just sharing what I find but I did more research after the reading them and they are all shielding group's but I would definitely check with your consultant as your lung condition took a turn for the worst. Sorry about your wife though. I am pleased that you are being looked after in this unsusal situation as a country we have been thrown in
Just been reading today's paper.
We can go out and meet with one person so long as we keep 20metres apart. There are loads of other caveats. It will be interesting at the school gates when the children go back to school in the morning. Both my son's are teachers so I will be losing some of my support.
If the weather stays like this I will be in the garden.
Wishing you all well.