THE government has advised all over-60s in the UK to follow “clinically vulnerable” guidelines
The guidance was briefly mentioned by Boris Johnson on Saturday, October 31 but was clarified by the government at 7:22pm on Sunday, November 1. The new rule moves up to 5.9 million people in the 60-69 age group into slightly stricter lockdown measures.
Over-60s and the ‘clinically vulnerable’ are being asked to “be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise your contacts with others”.
The clinically vulnerable group includes all over-70s, and anyone under 70 with one of a range of underlying health conditions, including asthma, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, diabetes, Parkinson’s, MND, MS, cerebral palsy, or a BMI above 40.
The ‘clinically vulnerable’ group has not officially been extended to include all over-60s; however, the over-60s are now asked to follow the same rules as the ‘clinically vulnerable’ – even though they aren’t in the group.
The PM told the nation: “If you are clinically vulnerable, or over the age of 60, you should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise your contacts with others.”
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