For full coronavirus guidelines, see the government websites for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Find out about shielding or taking extra precautions if you’ve been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.
  3. Keep yourself as safe as possible by following the main guidelines (listed below).
  4. Keep up to date with how your treatment might be affected, including the coronavirus vaccine and when you might get yours.
  5. 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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