lung conditions, such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis
heart disease, such as heart failure
liver disease, such as hepatitis
conditions affecting the brain and nerves, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you've had your spleen removed
a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy being very overweight
The advice for people at high risk is to avoid contact and significantly limit face to face interaction with friends and family where possible, staying at home for several weeks.
People at high risk should ask friends, family or neighbours to pick up shopping and medicines for them and leave them outside their door. You can also ask for help from volunteers by calling Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3066 from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.
Some people (adults and children) are extremely vulnerable on medical grounds and are advised to stay at home for 12 weeks and keep away from others.
Extremely vulnerable people are those who:
have had an organ transplant
are having certain types of cancer treatment
have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
are pregnant with a serious heart condition
Extremely vulnerable people should ask friends, family or neighbours to pick up shopping and medicines for them and leave them outside their door. People can also ask for help from volunteers by calling Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3066 from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week or request help online here.
Patients in these groups will get a letter from the NHS about this advice soon. Changes are being made to how NHS appointments are taking place. Updates are being made to GP, MerseyCare and hospital webpages so do check these or phone before going anywhere for an appointment.
Staying at home will slow the spread of the virus, help the NHS to cope better, and save lives.
Ask family, friends and neighbours to get what you need such as shopping or prescriptions, and use online services.
Liverpool City Council has volunteers geared up to support vulnerable people too. You can also call Liverpool City Council's Support Line on 0151 233 3066 between 8am - 6pm, seven days a week or request help online.
Getting Other Medical Help
If you need medical help for another reason not related to coronavirus, please do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.