COVID-19-Shielding/Protecting People Who Are Identified As Extremely Vulnerable

If you belong to one of the groups below, you should receive a letter with further information in due course. If you believe you have a significant medical condition not listed which means you should be classed as extremely vulnerable, then please contact us via the Fernville Website.

People falling into this extremely vulnerable group include:

  • Solid organ transplant recipients.
  • People with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
    • People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
  • People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
  • People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  • Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

In the interim, further advice can be found at:

Employer Guidance

If you re in employment, guidance for your employer can be found at the following Link: