Should I be shielding

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Hi I have asthma and take 2 Inhalers (symbicort and ventolin) , I also take a mild blood pressure tablet, I think I should be shielding but not clear in the government site as what category I fall into 🤔

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    I agree, the government website is very unclear. especially when they're highlighting a difference between being at risk & very high risk. My son as a key worker is having to work & coming in to contact with ppl all day long. He's taking precautions but if I'm at very high risk then guidance says we shouldn't be sharing a bathroom, staying away from each other, I basically shouldn't touch anything of his. If its a case of just your everyday risk then keep washing my hands.

    Just some clarity would be nice. Just a heads up that says don't panic, just keep washing your hands!!

    I know the advice at first said asthma sufferers who use at least 2 inhalers to self isolate. Then that disappeared but i would still self isolate. xx

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    I live in the US and our CDC says that anyone with lung disease or heart disease, diabetes or on immunosuppressant drugs such as chemotherapy are at higher risk of severe reaction to the covid-19 disease. with asthma you fall within the lung disease category. I would suggest self isolating.

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    If you live in the UK, the advice is unless you have a job on the front line you should work from home if you can otherwise you get subsidised. If you have had a text or letter from the NHS at the beginning of the week that would put you in the vulnerable section, this would mean you are not able to leave the house even for groceries. I don't think asthma is on the list for that though so don't worry.

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    Hi all I am a care worker and due to go to work Monday, thank for the comments, really unsure as what to do x

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