Please use online services where possible at www.tameside.gov.uk
If you cannot get the help you need online or are concerned about a vulnerable neighbour, please call 0161 342 8355
If you’re extremely vulnerable because of a medical condition
You’re ‘extremely vulnerable’ if there’s a high risk you’ll get severely ill from coronavirus. For example, if you have severe asthma or cancer.
The NHS will contact you by Sunday 29 March with advice on how to avoid coming into contact with coronavirus. This is called ‘shielding’. They’ll ask you to:
avoid face to face contact with other people
stay at home for 12 weeks
If you think you’re extremely vulnerable but the NHS hasn’t contacted you, contact your GP or hospital clinician.
If you need help to get care or essential supplies like food You should register to get help - you don’t need to have been contacted by the NHS. If you’re not sure if you’re extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself or someone else on GOV.UK.