If you are already being supported by a Volunteer Responder and would like some more information please go to https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/nhs-volunteer-responders-portal/isolating-information
If you are currently not supported and need some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat then our NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to help.
Please note, you should only get in touch if you fall into one of the following categories:
* People aged 70 years and older with underlying health conditions
*If you are in the ‘extremely vulnerable’ to COVID 19 group and have been sent a letter asking you to shield from the virus
*People who are pregnant
*If you are newly socially vulnerable as a result of COVID 19
*People who have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010
Others with high-risk conditions could include:
*People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
*People with serious heart conditions
*People who are immunocompromised including because of cancer treatment
*People of any age with severe obesity e.g. body mass index (BMI) over 40
*Certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, dementia, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk
If you meet any of the specific criteria, or you consider yourself medically vulnerable for another reason (for instance, you have Parkinson’s or Epilepsy) and you need help collecting shopping, medication or would like a telephone ‘check in and chat’ please call to arrange volunteer support.
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