Protecting the extremely vulnerable outside

Consideration should be given to providing safe access to fresh air and exercise for those in the shielding category. And also others who don’t quite meet the criteria for shielding but who are at the higher risk end of vulnerable. Many people in cities particularly have no private garden space. Pavements and parks are increasingly busy and make it very difficult to keep to the advice to be very very strict with social distancing. Maybe there could be some protected time for high risk groups, as is the case with supermarkets. Or some other way to provide some protected access to public spaces.

Why the contribution is important

Access to fresh air and exercise is very important for the physical and mental health of everyone. Probably even more so for those who already have the burden of significant chronic health conditions.

by Missingthehills on May 08, 2020 at 04:19PM

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  • Posted by IanA May 08, 2020 at 18:28

    Yes, the blanket 'one size fits all' for shielders (and family) is unrealistic and unfair. I had been self-shielding for 5 weeks then received my letter telling me to shield for a further 12 weeks from date of letter. Exercise, not shopping or congregating, is the issue here. Even one hour early morning, avoiding commuters etc would make a huge difference.
  • Posted by Dorothy May 09, 2020 at 00:06

    Agree that we can't tell vulnerable to stay inside for a prolonged period of time.Whst happens after the 12 weeks, isolation.We need a plan as it is worse than a prison sentence for these people especially if they live in a flat
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