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New government guidance for England, coming into effect on Thursday

5-level guidance for Scotland (from 1 Nov)

Firebreak in Wales (from 23 Oct)

Guidance for Northern Ireland (for 4 weeks from 16 Oct)
 

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The Diabetes UK Coronavirus page has been updated in line with the latest restrictions

 

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Additionally if you are concerned about being required to attend work, have been told you cannot work from home, and that your workplace may not be a safe environment or taking appropriate precautions Diabetes UK may be able to supply you with a letter of support.

 

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Diabetes Uk are calling on the government to put those with diabetes who are more at risk from coronavirus into the ‘shielding’ group of clinically extremely vulnerable:

We’ve written to the four Chief Medical Officers of the UK to urgently ask that people who meet all of the following criteria be placed immediately on the shielding list, and so into the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable category:
People with any type of diabetes who are aged 50 years or older, and who have had an HbA1C result in the last 18 months of 75mmol/mol (9%) or above, and have received treatment for a chronic diabetes complication or have been admitted to hospital in the last five years for an acute diabetes complication.​

 

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Update from Diabetes UK today about the vaccine rollout for forum members who have not yet had their invitation (or not yet taken it up). People with diabetes are most likely in Group 6.

Nine priority groups were identified to begin with. Group one got the vaccine first, group two followed and so on. The UK Government have now offered the vaccine to everyone in the top four priority groups. If you're in one of these top four groups and live in England, you don't need to wait to be invited. You can book online.

In England, it's now time for groups five and six to be called up – this includes people with all types of diabetes. You'll need to wait to be invited and then we strongly advise you to get your vaccine.

There are differences in how England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are rolling out the vaccine. If you feel that you should be invited to get your vaccine but haven’t yet, speak to your GP and talk it through with them.

The website has been updated with the latest information: Coronavirus vaccines and diabetes | Latest updates | Diabetes UK
 

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Updated Coronavirus vaccine information from NHS England

NHS England have updated their online booking system for Covid-19 vaccine appointments, and now all adults in England with diabetes are able to book online via the NHS website – up until now, those in priority group 6 had to wait to be contacted by the NHS, and only those over the age of 60 could book online.

In short:

If you are in vaccine priority group 6 (including all adults with diabetes) and live in England, you can now book an appointment to receive your vaccine via the NHS website: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by calling 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
 
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