Advice for Vulnerable People on Coronavirus

If you are in the extremely vulnerable group (listed below) you can register for help with the government.

Please help non-internet savy family, friends and neighbours to register (call them on the phone!)

  1. Solid organ transplant recipients
  2. People with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
  4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
  5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  6. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

From someone who has registered:
“You ideally want your ten digit NHS number to hand (should be on the prescription repeats if you have one or from your online GP access). If you don't have it immediately to hand, don't worry. Access the website, answer the questions. It's that simple really - that's it so far. I assume that the next stage will be for them to contact you. Reading between the lines it looks like there will be standard food parcels delivered for those who qualify. It does say that currently there may be issues with dietary requirements though so they might be working on that.”
Useful advice and guidance to what is considered severe asthma here:
Government Guidance for extremely vulnerable here:
Leeds City Council's page on coronavirus in Leeds: