Clarification of shielding for people who should be receiving letters

Clarification of shielding for people who should be receiving letters

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Tina Cleveland started this petition to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care)

Many people have received text messages to shield for 12 weeks but not received a letter. Without the letter they have nothing to take to their employers. We need more clarification as to where they stand.

My husband has Cold Agglutinin, Neuphrotic Syndrome and in 2015 had pneumonia which has made him susceptible to chest infections. He received a text on Monday 23rd March but is yet to receive a letter. Yesterday we phoned his Consultants, one said he wasn't on the list, the other said he should be because of the Neuphrotic Syndrome as he is Prednisolone (steroid) dependant. So we phoned our local GP who said he was not flagged as being vulnerable. So now we are in a position of not knowing where we stand. When the lockdown is over does he go back to work and maybe put himself at risk or does he shield for the 12 weeks as recommended in the text.

I have heard of people who have had transplants, people with COPD and other illnesses that have not received letters. There seems a big hole in the system and it is worrying that people may be putting themselves and their health at risk.

So please sign this petition to get the Rt Hon Matt Hancock to give patients some clarification.

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