If you’re extremely vulnerable because of a medical condition

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


Tameside Council support If you’re extremely vulnerable because of a medical condition


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. 

Find out more about shielding and if you’re classed as extremely vulnerable on GOV.UK.

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.




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Macmillan information and support service

Tameside Macmillan Unit

Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW

Email Macmillan.info@tgh.nhs.uk

Call 0161 922 5640

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Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

(Except Bank Holidays).

Drop-in service, no appointment needed. However please contact us first if you are making a special journey, to ensure someone is available to see you.