(Optional) badge for ‘at risk’ person

Have an easy and clear way of identifying anyone who is particularly ‘at risk’ from the virus. This would be optional. My 22 yr old daughter has Multiple Sclerosis and she looks completely normal / young etc but is on powerful immunosuppressant drugs that make her a high risk person. When restrictions ease and she - for example - goes to University again others may be too ‘casual’ about how they interact with her. Some kind of visible flag would help them - and her - focus on taking extra care. This especially applies to young people, where the well may not feel concern and the ‘at risk’ will not be easily identifiable - like the elderly are for example. Otherwise I can see my daughter being very afraid to re-enter the wider world again.

Why the contribution is important

It is an easy (voluntary) way of ensuring the most at risk, but not easily identifiable - such as the young with chronic invisible illnesses - are visible to others. As we start removing some restrictions- if we have a way of knowing who is in this category particular care can be taken by others to keep them safe. This might help them feel safe enough to go back to school / uni / work etc when the time comes

by Macmommybear on May 06, 2020 at 08:26AM

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  • Posted by picture1 May 06, 2020 at 12:05

    I'm afraid this would make your daughter a target for the sort of 'people' who have been spitting at NHS staff & police. I'm a healthy-looking but vulnerable person too - I wouldn't dream of identifying myself like this.
  • Posted by Muriel May 06, 2020 at 15:25

    I think this is a brilliant suggestion and should be used where an individual has confidence in so doing. The majority of folks in Scotland would respect a badge as they do a wheelchair, a guide dog etc. The nasty minority will never change.
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