It has been a very busy news week with government updates and other news. For full information please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
People with MS, due to the condition are automatically classed as vulnerable. Government advice for everyone in this group is to practise ‘stringent’ social distancing and stay in as much as they can. As we saw from the MS Trust blog last week, having MS will not make you more likely to catch Covid19 however there may be complications should you catch it. For those shielding, the advice is to remain at home.
- Test and Trace - If you experience any of the symptoms, you should isolate and arrange a test. If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive you may be contacted by an NHS tracer and asked to isolate for 14 days. Please read our blog on how to spot a 'spammer' (it is so important it has its own blog entry). There is a video before to explain the Test and Trace guidelines.
- From Monday 1 June, groups of up to six can meet outside including in private gardens BUT they must remain 2 metres apart from anyone who does not live in your household. If you are having a picnic or BBQ, please take your own food and cutlery. (This is for England. If you are reading this from further afield please check local guidelines). The Prime Minister has clarified there are no changes for people shielding. We are still waiting for further clarifications for people in the vulnerable group. If in doubt, please err on the side of caution.
- More 'non essential' outlets will start to open over the next few weeks subject to 'data'
- Some schools will be opening for some years will be opening from Monday