Cystic Fibrosis: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government plans to make available for people with cystic fibrosis and others who are extremely vulnerable who may be required to shield after lockdown restrictions in response to the covid-19 outbreak are modified for the rest of society.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 04 May 2020

The shielding guidance in England has been updated to advise that, from 1 June 2020, those shielding may wish to consider spending time outdoors once a day.

As part of the next review point, we will consider the arrangements for shielding beyond 30 June. We will also review the risks for the clinically extremely vulnerable and assess whether the shielding period needs to be extended or whether it is possible for the shielding guidance to be eased further. We will base our assessment on clinical advice from medical experts and the best data available about the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community.

The Government will continue to ensure support with essential supplies, medicines, social contact and basic needs is available for those who need it for as long as people are advised to follow shielding guidance.

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