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DfE social distancing measures for children who are at increased risk

The DfE have confirmed that children with the underlying conditions outlined in the extract from guidance below, should not attend school for 12 weeks as part of these measures. *** PLEASE NOTE however that it has also come to our attention that PHE are revisiting this guidance particularly in relation to the broad aspects of Asthma. This may therefore change, but as we stand today, this is the current position and the guidance that schools should be following***

We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who have:

Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If they are in this category, next week the NHS in England will directly contact them with advice about the more stringent measures they should take in order to keep themselves and others safe. For now, they should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full.

People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:

  • people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)
  • Hatch Ride Primary School
  • Hatch Ride Primary School,
  • Hatch Ride,
  • Crowthorne,
  • Berkshire,
  • RG45 6LP
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