Monday 16th August 2021

In response, Dr Louise Soanes,  Chief Nurse, Teenage Cancer Trust, said:

"This latest change in Covid-19 policy brings the country one step closer to normality however, it’s important to remember that for the clinically vulnerable, it won’t necessarily feel that way. 

"The threat of Covid-19 continues to loom large for young people with cancer who are at greater risk of serious illness if they get the virus. It’s therefore important that, from Monday, the double vaccinated consider taking precautions if they have come into contact with someone with Covid-19. This includes minimising contact with others and particularly those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and wearing a mask in enclosed spaces - you can’t always tell if someone is at greater risk from the virus. However, they can go one step further and encourage the eligible yet unvaccinated to take up the offer of a vaccination. It will protect themselves and those around them, like young people with cancer."