• If a person who is over 55 years or who has a chronic condition gets coronavirus, she or he is more at risk of severe COVID-19.
  • Chronic conditions that can increase risk are diabetes, HIV, TB, kidney disease, hypertension, chronic lung disease and cancer.
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Avoid catching coronavirus and try not to pass it on,
especially to those at risk of severe COVID-19.

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Support those at risk to keep away from others by helping with shopping and errands. 

Encourage those at risk to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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Encourage the person with a chronic condition to go to all their check-ups and to continue taking medication.

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Keep in touch on the phone or via social media.

If you do want to spend time with someone at risk of severe COVID-19:

  • Don’t spend time together if you are sick or have had contact with someone who has COVID-19.
  • Limit your gatherings to less than 10 people.
  • Keep a physical distance from one another. Don’t give hugs.
  • Wear your mask.
  • Spend time outdoors if you can.
  • If you are together indoors, keep the windows and doors open.
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