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Coronavirus: Updates and information

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Coronavirus: Self-isolation for older people

We wrote to every Cambridge resident aged 70 or older at the beginning of April.

The letter reiterated the government’s advice that you should self-isolate by staying at home, avoiding social contact with friends or family who live outside your household, and avoiding wherever possible going to shops, using public transport, collecting prescriptions or visiting GP surgeries.

The phrase ‘self-isolation‘ is changing as the situation develops, so we want to clarify the advice.

At the moment, if you are over 70 and are not shielding, you can still go out for daily exercise. However, whether or not you have any underlying medical conditions, you risk a more severe illness if you catch the coronavirus.

Therefore, it is very important that you follow the guidance to stay at home other than for daily exercise.