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Key information following lockdown announcement

November 02, 2020

Following Saturday’s announcement that England is set to go into a second lockdown from Thurs 5 November until Wed 2 December, it’s understandable that you may have a range of concerns relating to guidance and services for people with M.E.

As was the case during the first lockdown, people with M.E. fall into the ‘clinically vulnerable’ group, as the criteria for this includes people with chronic neurological conditions. There is a further group of people classed as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (CEV) that doesn’t include M.E., however you can check the government definitions of CEV if you have a co-morbidity that you think may fall under this.

People classed as clinically vulnerable are being advised to be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise contact with others, as well as continuing to wash hands carefully and more frequently than usual and maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in their home and/or workspace.

If you’re concerned about shopping deliveries or loss of other services, our support team are on hand to signpost you to local services that may be able to help you. You can contact us by calling 0117 927 9551 from 10am-5pm Monday to Friday, or by emailing questions@actionforme.org.uk

The ‘M.E. and Coronavirus’ page on our website sets out information on Covid-19, as well as further support services that may be of use. This includes links to Mutual Aid Groups across the country, information on our free online peer-support forums, and a link to Mind’s resource for mental wellbeing during Covid-19.

For more information on what measures will be undertaken during the second lockdown, please visit the government website.