Ebene News – GB – Protection tips for Greater Manchester as region enters level 4

The government recently updated its advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people in Level 4 areas – which now includes Greater Manchester

Cut down on noise with Manchester Evening News’ best articles sent straight to your inbox

Residents of Greater Manchester with certain health conditions are expected to be urged to resume self-protection as the region faces level 4 restrictions

The government updated its advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people when it introduced the toughest new level of measures earlier this month

The Level 4 rules originally only applied to London and parts of the South East, but now includes the 10 Boroughs of Greater Manchester and many other parts of the country after a review today hui (Wednesday)

According to the latest guidelines, people particularly vulnerable to the risk of coronavirus and living in a level 4 area are encouraged to stay in their homes at all times

This means not going to work, unless it is possible to work from home, and avoid shops and supermarkets

According to the guidelines: “The government will only reintroduce formal protection councils in the most affected local areas and for a limited period”

Clinically extremely vulnerable people should not go to work if they cannot work from home and live or work in a level 4 area

You may be eligible for Statutory Sickness Benefit (SSP) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA), or your employer may be able to fire you under the employee retention program. employment against the coronavirus, which has been extended until the end of April 2021

Household members who are not clinically extremely vulnerable may continue to work if they cannot work from home

Clinically extremely vulnerable children should not attend school if they live or attend school in a level 4 area

Children and youth whose parents or guardians are clinically extremely vulnerable may continue to attend school, according to guidelines

You can always go out, but you should try to keep all contact with others outside your household to a minimum and avoid busy areas

Protective people are also urged to avoid shops and supermarkets and buy online instead or have someone else do your shopping for you

You can sign up to request access to priority deliveries to supermarkets, if you don’t have someone to rely on for your groceries

Protectors are also advised to avoid pharmacies.If there is no one who can collect the prescriptions for you, contact your pharmacy to let them know that you are clinically extremely vulnerable and need your medication. drugs delivered, and they will organize this for free

You can still be part of a support bubble, but you can’t meet friends and family you don’t live with unless they’re in your support bubble


People defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are at very high risk of serious illness from coronavirus

In areas previously covered by level 4 restrictions such as London, GPs have contacted patients to let them know if they are on the list of protected patients

According to the NHS website, if you are at high risk for coronavirus and live in a level 4 area, you will receive a letter outlining what to do while the level 4 restrictions are in place You may also receive an email

If you have this letter or email, you don’t need a protection note, as it can be used to claim Statutory Sickness Benefit (SSP)

Anyone who thinks there is a good clinical reason why they should be added to the Protected Patient List are encouraged to discuss their concerns with their GP or hospital clinician

People with more general underlying health conditions and those aged 70 or older are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, but do not need to protect themselves

You can find the full advice for people protecting in level 4 zones on the government website

Level 4 rules Manchester, when does level 4 start

Ebene News – EN – Protection tips for Greater Manchester as the region enters level 4

Source: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/shielding-tier-4-greater-manchester-19542011