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12 minutes ago, Chewbacca said:

I see that the government is discussing exemption from 14 days isolation for international sports competitors, specifically footballers and F1 but maybe it will apply for speedway riders too?

Of course, and no doubt the 'rich'.

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What are the guidelines in regard to SELF ISOLATION please. How, when and who should practice it? Thank you.

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1 hour ago, gustix said:

What are the guidelines in regard to SELF ISOLATION please. How, when and who should practice it? Thank you.

53 days into lockdown and only now you ask! Where the heck have you been for the last 7 and a half weeks!

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1 hour ago, gustix said:

What are the guidelines in regard to SELF ISOLATION please. How, when and who should practice it? Thank you.

Thought all over- 70s, which you certainly are received a letter from the government explaining ?

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-guidance/social-distancing-and-self-isolation/

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6 minutes ago, iris123 said:

Thought all over- 70s, which you certainly are received a letter from the government explaining ?

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-guidance/social-distancing-and-self-isolation/


Wasn’t it only the 1.5 million vulnerable people who received letters, not everyone over 70?

The over 70s who are not vulnerable (and diabetics who are not “vulnerable”) are merely classed as “high risk” but are told they can do exactly the same as a fit, healthy 35 year old.

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2 minutes ago, DC2 said:


Wasn’t it only the 1.5 million vulnerable people who received letters, not everyone over 70?

The over 70s who are not vulnerable (and diabetics who are not “vulnerable”) are merely classed as “high risk” but are told they can do exactly the same as a fit, healthy 35 year old.

Oh ok. I just know my parents, who are younger than gustix have been stuck at home for weeks

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Just now, iris123 said:

Oh ok. I just know my parents, who are younger than gustix have been stuck at home for weeks


My girlfriend’s parents are 77 and 79 but haven’t received a letter. One has a heart condition and contacted the doctor to check but was told that only certain conditions make one “vulnerable” regardless of age.

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1 minute ago, DC2 said:


My girlfriend’s parents are 77 and 79 but haven’t received a letter. One has a heart condition and contacted the doctor to check but was told that only certain conditions make one “vulnerable” regardless of age.

That's interesting as my brother in law 80 who has had by pass surgery and is on warfarin,  he spent about 3 months late last year in and out of hospital with diverticulitis and inflammation of gall bladder,  has been type 2 diabetes for several years and my sister in law aged 78 asmatic diabetic and last December was in hospital with pneumonia both assure us that they have had no letter. 

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10 minutes ago, Badge said:

That's interesting as my brother in law 80 who has had by pass surgery and is on warfarin,  he spent about 3 months late last year in and out of hospital with diverticulitis and inflammation of gall bladder,  has been type 2 diabetes for several years and my sister in law aged 78 asmatic diabetic and last December was in hospital with pneumonia both assure us that they have had no letter. 


Yes, I can believe that.

The vulnerable list seems to be confined to the terminally ill and those who have had life saving treatments like chemotherapy or open heart surgery in the last six months.

But they should check with their doctor.

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Wife  has had two letters, two phone calls and a personal visit.  Has assured  those concerned that we do not need the free food parcel ( even though Chapman  has kept my season ticket money).  She was told that she would probably  get a parcel and if it was not needed to give it to local food bank. There is a suspicion it seems that when food parcels are refused the driver takes then home although they are supposed to take them to the food bank.

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2 minutes ago, DC2 said:


Yes, I can believe that.

The vulnerable list seems to be confined to the terminally ill and those who have had life saving treatments like chemotherapy or open heart surgery in the last six months.

But they should check with their doctor.

That is totally untrue , but it does seem very hit and miss. See my post re wife.

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5 minutes ago, DC2 said:


Yes, I can believe that.

The vulnerable list seems to be confined to the terminally ill and those who have had life saving treatments like chemotherapy or open heart surgery in the last six months.

But they should check with their doctor.

Lol I truly suspect that they may well have had a letter but won't tell us. They are both fine and go out once a week shopping.  I also suspect he will have gone to a garden centre as he's missing his plants. 

Whereas my 94 year old mother had a phone call from her doctor telling her to stay home, she was furious as she felt it was because she was old rather than any illness :rolleyes:, mind you she lives in a warden controlled flat and that was locked down March 20th anyway.

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2 minutes ago, Badge said:

Lol I truly suspect that they may well have had a letter but won't tell us. They are both fine and go out once a week shopping.  I also suspect he will have gone to a garden centre as he's missing his plants. 

I suspect you are right ,I know of some who have had the letter but choose to reject the advice and restrictions

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4 minutes ago, DC2 said:


Yes, I can believe that.

The vulnerable list seems to be confined to the terminally ill and those who have had life saving treatments like chemotherapy or open heart surgery in the last six months.

But they should check with their doctor.

Not true at all.

55 years old with diabetes that seems impossible to get under control was sufficient to get me the shielding letter at the end of March. 

From the many conversations I have had with others; none would back up the criteria you believe is operating for shielding advice.

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9 minutes ago, Grand Central said:

Not true at all.

55 years old with diabetes that seems impossible to get under control was sufficient to get me the shielding letter at the end of March. 

From the many conversations I have had with others; none would back up the criteria you believe is operating for shielding advice.

Everyone i know with type one diabetes got the shielding letter, regardless of age...

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