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New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

Adults (18 and over) who have Down’s syndrome have been added to the group of people who are classed as clinically ‘extremely vulnerable’ and at higher risk from Coronavirus. The decision has been agreed across all four nations of the UK by their Chief Medical Officers.

People who are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group are advised to be extra careful in protecting themselves. In England GPs have been asked to contact their patients who are affected by this decision over the next few weeks to discuss what it means for them and their specific health needs. Adults who have Down’s syndrome and their families are encouraged to seek advice if they do not hear from their GPs in the next few weeks. Information about what it means to be on the clinically extremely vulnerable list can be found on GOV.UK.

The Down’s Syndrome Association ( DSA ) wants every adult who has Down’s syndrome to be able to keep themselves as safe as possible from Coronavirus. Check out the DSA Website to see their new resources to stay safe and well. Plus DSA ‘Our Voice’ member Sam explains what ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ means in a short film.


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