Coronavirus warning: UK cases are rising ‘exponentially’ – how to tell you’re at risk

Coronavirus warning: UK cases are rising ‘exponentially’ – how to tell you’re at risk

“Speak to your GP or hospital care team if you have not been contacted and think you should have been,” advises the health body.

People at moderate risk from coronavirus include people who:

  • Are 70 or older
  • Have a lung condition that’s not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
  • Have heart disease (such as heart failure)
  • Have diabetes
  • Have chronic kidney disease
  • have liver disease (such as hepatitis)
  • Have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)
  • have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections
  • are taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)
  • Are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)
  • Are pregnant – see advice about pregnancy and coronavirus.

“If you’re at moderate risk from coronavirus, you can go out to work (if you cannot work from home) and for things like getting food or exercising,” advises the NHS.

According to UK health advice, it’s very important you follow the general advice on social distancing, irrespective of your expose to risk.

This includes trying to stay at least two metres (three steps) away from anyone you do not live with or anyone not in your support bubble.

Published at Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:30:00 +0000