COVID-19 RISK CATEGORIES

Any additional contact you have with other people increases your risk of contracting COVID-19. Although the risk of contracting COVID-19 during a face-to-face session is extremely low and precautions, such as the wearing of face masks, are taken to reduce the risk further there is still a very small risk of contracting COVID-19.


If you fall into either the high or moderate risk category due to an existing medical condition it is important that before attending a face-to-face session you consider this additional risk, however small, and are happy to receive the treatment.

 

If you are unsure whether you fall into one of the high or moderate risk category please review the information below: 
 

PEOPLE AT HIGH RISK (EXTREMELY VULNERABLE)


Do any of the following apply to you?

  • Have had an organ transplant?

  • Are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy?

  • Are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer?

  • Do you have any other symptoms that may mean you have a Covid-19 infection? (loss of taste and smell, unusual fatigue or shortness of breath)?

  • Are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)?

  • Have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)?

  • Have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or still taking immunosuppressant medicine?

  • Have been told by a doctor that you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)?

  • Have a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)?

  • Are taking medicine that makes you much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids)?

  • Have a serious heart condition and are pregnant?

If you answer Yes to any of these you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.

People at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable)

             

  • Are you 70 or older?

  • Are you Pregnant?

  • Have a lung condition that is 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 you have a high risk of getting infections?

  • Taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)?

  • Very obese (BMI of 40 or above)?

 

If you answer Yes to any of these you are at moderate risk from coronavirus.