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Social distancing for vulnerable groups

Vulnerable people should social distance.

If you develop a fever or persistent cough, please contact our COVID 111 service.


Public Health Isle of Man advice is that social distancing is especially important for those who are aged 70 or over or pregnant or fall into one of the following categories:

  • under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease
    • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
    • diabetes
    • spleen problems – for example, those with sickle cell disease or have had their spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
    • being seriously overweight (a body mass index of 40 or above)