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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people with specific medical conditions

Published: 17 Jul 2020
Last updated: 10 Feb 2021 - see all updates

These conditions include: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, IBD; chronic kidney and liver disease; dermatological, neurological, (specific) ophthalmic, respiratory and rheumatic conditions, chronic pain, and rare diseases.

Published:
17 Jul 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people with specific medical conditions

If you are on the shielding list

This page has information on conditions that are not included in the shielding list criteria. You can find information about some of the conditions included on the shielding list in the shielding section.

Children

All of the guidance, with the exception of those dealing with heart disease, chronic kidney disease and IBD are applicable to all ages, including children.  If you need to,  please seek advice from your child's GP or hospital specialist.

Cancer (non-shielding)

7 page PDF
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Chronic pain (non-shielding)

10 page PDF
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Diabetes (non-shielding)

8 page PDF
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Heart disease (non-shielding)

8 page PDF
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Rare diseases (non-shielding)

7 page PDF
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First published: 17 Jul 2020 Last updated: 10 Feb 2021 -