THE PRIME MINISTER revealed his latest plan to protect those most at risk of dying from coronavirus in his press conference on Sunday.
Boris Johnson told the 1.5m people that are considered vulnerable to self-isolate for 12 WEEKS in a bid to avoid catching killer bug COVID-19 as the UK saw its death toll soar once again.
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Those – including the elderly – will not be able to visit supermarkets to pick up their groceries, but the government are set to implement a food parcel delivery system to ensure those at risk still get the essentials.
Am I considered a vulnerable person?
Mr Johnson and his advisers insisted that among those considered vulnerable were the elderly, with those over the age of 70 noted to be most at risk since the coronavirus outbreak started.
Those labelled as being most at risk are set to receive a letter in the post or via email in the coming days to notify them that they are should be quarantining themselves for the next three months.
Those expected to be among those to be told to self-isolate inclue:
- Elderly over the age of 70
- Pregnant women
- People with severe chest conditions – including cystic fibrosis sufferers
- Cancer patients
- Primary Immunodeficiency sufferers
- Those with severe diseases – including cardiovascular patients
How can I get a food parcel?
Food parcels are set to be delivered by local councils and food distributors as they work in connection with nearby supermarkets to supply essentials to those unable to get out of their homes.
These will be left on people's doorsteps to further prevent them from contracting coronavirus from anyone visiting.
It is believed that these food supplies will be directly delivered without any form of application or registration, following the contact made from the government and health services.
Pharmacies will also join in to provide necessary medication.
But it remains unclear when the first of such food deliveries will be made, with people expected to receive their self-isolation letters on Tuesday.
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