Your coronavirus checklist
We’re all used to the coronavirus guidelines changing, sometimes very quickly. So if you’re feeling confused about what you need to know about coronavirus as a young person with cancer, follow these steps.
- Stay up to date with the restrictions in your local area. You can do that through your country’s government website - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Find out about shielding or taking extra precautions if you’ve been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.
- Keep yourself as safe as possible by following the main guidelines (listed below).
- Keep up to date with how your treatment might be affected, including the coronavirus vaccine and when you might get yours.
- Read up on how to support your mental wellbeing. Isolating and feeling anxious about infection can have a big impact, and it’s just as important as your physical health.
Keeping safe from coronavirus
We are currently in a national lockdown. This means staying at home unless for certain exceptions. Find out more through your country’s government website - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Here are the other main things to remember about keeping yourself and others safe:
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wear a mask in closed spaces, like shops
- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or more
- Don’t leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms, and get a test as soon as possible. The main symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
Find more symptoms from the NHS.
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