The government recently updated its recommendations for the most clinically vulnerable people in Tier 4 areas – which now includes Greater Manchester

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Greater Manchester residents with certain health conditions are expected to start screening again as the area is subject to Tier 4 restrictions

The government updated its recommendations for people at extreme clinical risk when it introduced the toughest new measures earlier this month

Tier 4 rules originally only applied to London and parts of the South East but now include the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester and many other parts of the country following a review today (Wednesday)

According to the latest guidelines, people who are particularly vulnerable to the risk of coronavirus and live in a Tier 4 area are advised to stay home at all times

That means not going to work unless it is possible to work from home and avoid shops and supermarkets

The guidelines state: “The government will reintroduce formal protection recommendations only in the worst affected areas and for a limited period of time”

People at high clinical risk should not go to work if they cannot work from home and live or work in a Tier 4 area

You may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) or Unemployment Benefit (ESA), or your employer may be able to take you on leave under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been extended to the end of April 2021

Members of the household who are not particularly clinically at risk can continue to go to work if they cannot work from home

Children at extreme clinical risk should not go to school if they live or attend school in a Tier 4 area

Children and adolescents whose parents or carers are at extreme clinical risk can continue to go to school according to the guidelines

You can still go outside, but you should try to keep contact with anyone outside your household to a minimum and avoid busy areas

People who shield themselves are also advised to avoid stores and supermarkets and instead either shop online or ask someone to do your shopping for you

You can register to request access to priority supermarket deliveries when you don’t have someone to rely on to do your shopping for you

This shielding is also recommended to avoid pharmacies if there is no one around to pick up prescriptions for you, contact your pharmacy to let them know that you are at extreme clinical risk and your medication needs to be delivered , and they will arrange this for free

You can still be part of a support bubble, but you can’t hang out with friends and family who you don’t live with unless they are part of your support bubble

People who are classified as clinically extremely susceptible have a very high risk of serious illness from the coronavirus

In areas previously covered by Tier 4 restrictions, such as: B. London, general practitioners have contacted patients to let them know if they are on the Protected Patients List

According to the NHS website, if you are at high risk for coronavirus and live in a Tier 4 area, you will receive a letter about what to do while Tier 4 restrictions are in place, you may also receive an e- Mail

If you have this letter or this e-mail, you do not need a protection slip, as the statutory sick pay amount (SSP) can be claimed with it

Anyone who believes there is a good clinical reason to be on the Protected Patients List is encouraged to discuss their concerns with their primary care physician or hospital physician

People with more general underlying medical conditions and those aged 70 and over are advised to stay at home as much as possible, but are not required to provide protection

For complete instructions for individuals providing protection in Tier 4 areas, see the government website

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