Has your vulnerability status for COVID-19 changed? How to react?

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Good advisor

I was classed as highly vulnerable and had to self isolate for 18 weeks  

 But now I have been downgraded .I was allocated a flu vaccine . But had it postponed because of an alleged vaccine shortage. How am I meant to react if there's another national lockdown? 

Do I self  isolate or simply ignore the !!incompetent !!!!   government rules

 I don't have any faith in this government  (organising  a party in a Brewery !!! I also wouldn't pay them in washers .!!! (An army expression) 

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Has your vulnerability status for COVID-19 changed? How to react?

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@mr chipps Hello mr chipps, thank you for opening this discussion. I know that the status changes can be very stressful and confusing, especially given the current state of the virus in the UK.

According to the Government as of yesterday, in Englandshielding measures for the clinically extremely vulnerable have been paused. You can read the full guidance, which includes the definition of who is considered 'clinically extremely vulnerable' on the Gov.uk site here.

I'm sure that you are not alone in feeling this way, let me tag some other members who can share their thoughts and advice.

Hello all, how are you today? How do you feel about the latest guidance for protecting oneself against COVID-19? Has your shielding status changed? What do you think? Will you continue to self isolate? What will you do if there's another lockdown?
@PamelaHeath@Kennethgrieveson1‍ @Creamware2@BeverleyCoyne@mandyloo@JoanneSm@Leigh89@Flutterby@LukeIan@Kairus@Racheltf@JaxB1911@Itchwitch@Vjarvis@Jeff's@teebsybhoy@Bigman‍ 

Feel free to share and discuss your thoughts and advice here!

Take care,
Courtney  

Has your vulnerability status for COVID-19 changed? How to react?
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Good advisor

I am not shielding, but I am wearing a mask when I leave my house. 

I am social distancing and only going to places when they are not very busy

I have Downloaded the nhs covid19 app  and set out to scan.

I had to have a covid19 test last week,because I had been in contact with someone who had been found positive from a test 

 I social isolated until my test resulted me I was negative. 

This has made me more wary of the virus and covidiots.  Who arent practicing social distancing and wearing mass as required.                             Although shielding has been paused, it does not change mine or many people  vulnerability status.  because my / their health issues have not changed!!!

Has your vulnerability status for COVID-19 changed? How to react?

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Good advisor

I like everyone else is living with another lockdown. which thankfully this time is not affecting me as much as it did when I was shielding . But what is worrying me is exactly what will happen on December 2nd? from information on the national news, we may not even come out of lockdown then, and may still be staying in it for a very long time

 with the actions of the government, I am not surprised that many people are living with mental health issues, because we need to be able to try and make plans and for those who have close families spend precious time with them. personal it doesn't matter to me., because i am not part of a close family. but I do have loyal and loving friends, who are important to me.

I want to also get out and mix with friends and enjoy doing lovely things in my life . 

Has your vulnerability status for COVID-19 changed? How to react?

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Good advisor

I am again back in lockdown, but also shielding again, as i am classed as highly vulnerable and i am not allowed out, but must stay in and again be almost forgotten about again by this government, or mentioned as an after thought, after several months, of being ignored?

 my question is. ! if i like other are so ill that we need shielding and virtually locking away for our health sake and to stop us becoming very unwell or dying from Covid 19, why are we not in group 1 for vaccines.                                            Or is it like the first lock down simply a way for the government to hide us away and some of us possibly die and reduce the need to vaccinate us?

Has your vulnerability status for COVID-19 changed? How to react?

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Mr. Chips, Don't blame the government. I am like you in lockdown and shielding again I am classed as extremely vulnerable and have also been told that if I get Covid it will kill me. I think they are doing the best they can and although mistakes have been made nothing like this has ever happened before. I don't like it but am not ready to die just yet. I will get the vaccine after the first batch as am 75. It makes sense to vaccinate he older ones first especially those in care homes. We just have to wait for our turn.

Sorry but today isn't a good day for me as it would have been my 56th wedding anniversary but my husband died last year. We all have things to bear.

Has your vulnerability status for COVID-19 changed? How to react?

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Good advisor

I can understand, to some extent, how you are feeling about the loss of your husband of 55 years, As i have now been widowed 27 years. we re married for just over 26 years in a loving marriage. i am waiting my turn for the vaccine, i am age 72 and in poor health, but , now we have light at the end of the tunnel

yes we all have our things to bear, and that's all we can do m ay you find peace and hope