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  • Ellie
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    Oh wow, Barry - I hope you booked a slot for 3 weeks time?

    And no harm to book future slots on an ongoing basis as soon as those dates are released - early bird catches the worm and all that! You can always cancel or change it if more become available or if supermarkets get access to 'the list' and you have priority access to slots.

    Stay safe my friend.

    Love Ellie.

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  • Barry52
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    Hi Miranda,

    I received the same message via a text. It may have resulted from a phone call my wife made to my GP.

    Ellie,

    I tried the click and collect with Sainsburys and the first slot was 3 weeks away. If this situation continues for 12 weeks or more then we will be in trouble.

    Love,
    Barry

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  • Ellie
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    Thanks for that update Miranda.

    Stay safe.

    Love Ellie.

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  • Ellie
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    Online Supermarket Shopping

    Given that home delivery slots are almost impossible to secure, consider trying to get a "Click & Collect" slot, which are marginally easier to get than home delivery.

    I know someone needs to go fetch it but it's heaps better than queueing outside then risking the high risk in-store environment.

    Also, don't forget to wash your hands after handling the crates and wipe all tinned products and packets, then wash your hands again!!

    Love Ellie.

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  • miranda
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    Just received this email

    Hello,

    You registered as clinically extremely vulnerable, but had not received a letter from the NHS to confirm this. We’ll share your details with the NHS.

    If the NHS defines you as clinically extremely vulnerable, the NHS will contact you. Your GP will be informed.

    If you told us you need help getting food and supplies, but you are not on the clinically extremely vulnerable list, we’ll share your details with supermarkets. They may be able to help.

    If you need support urgently, please contact your local authority.

    For the latest information, visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

    GOV.​UK coronavirus support

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  • Iron Will
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    we too are struggling with delivery or indeed collection slot. got a tesco collection for this week but thats it. we ordered a box of basics from "Farm to Fork", its great and was delivered in 2 days.

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  • Sueb
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    We have been lucky with online shopping.. I have always shopped online with Sainsbury’s in the last year because of Steve keep getting infections and not being able to get out. A few weeks ago I got an email to say we could get slots as being vulnerable. This was before registering on the government website. Don’t know how they know, maybe all the paper hankies and kitchen roll I buy to deal with secretions!! We have been able to get slots every week luckily. I’m just hope it doesn’t stop as they are going to use the list from the government to allot spaces and as yet we haven’t had any communication to say we are on it.

    Sue

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  • Barry52
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    Hi Debbie,

    Yes I find it amazing we can get wine delivered (I believe it’s essential to keep our spirits up) but I can’t get milk, bread and other essential food items. Fortunately I have a well stocked freezer and larder but I have no fruit or vegetables so my diet is protein rich.

    Barry x

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  • Deb
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    HI Barry and Lynne, I registered too online and e mailed my MP but no replies, as yet, surprisingly!

    Despite being a regular online customer we have had to wait two weeks for our Morrisons delivery and we cant get another one for three weeks. To get that my husband waited patiently until midnight when they had new slots. Luckily we have friends and family delivering supplies and prescriptions but I really feel for people who haven't because we are not registered as vulnerable... its unbelievable!

    There are lots of very generous and kind people offering to help and local butchers and grocers are offering deliveries. So is our local wine shop, although I cant decide if this is an essential item !

    Hope everyone stays safe and as well as possible,
    Love Debbie x

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  • nunhead_man
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    Good afternoon

    I've also tried to register - my breathing is not too bad at the moment but I am being very careful given I also have some suggestion troubles with my heart - and have not heard a dicky bird - not even email confirming that they've had my request.

    Current government clearly has no experience of customer service!

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  • Lynne K
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    Barry, about your shopping: Steve received his Tesco order Friday evening. He’d ordered that approx two and a half to three weeks earlier. He hasn’t yet been able to get another slot. I ordered from Asda in the same week that Steve did his Tesco one, since he couldn’t find a slot for this week. My order is coming Saturday 11th 8-9pm. I’m putting a few things in for my daughter who hasn’t had success with getting slots for a couple of weeks. She’s trying to self isolate her and her three kids as the eldest, Safia 7yrs old has asthma. Whenever she picks up a virus, even the common cold she ends up in hospital with breathing difficulties and pneumonia. Getting the little one to keep on an oxygen mask is sometimes challenging. Anyway with her cupboards and fridge depleted she decided to go to Asda. The kids where with their dad (they live apart). Social distancing was followed in the queue and numbers in the shop where limited. She picked up some things for us and left them on our step.

    As we both couldn’t get a slot I registered for Morrisons. I did the shopping but cannot get a slot there either for next weekend after 11th so my basket is just sitting there.

    A bit of amazingly good news: a neighbour on the next block dropped a letter to us. She explained that she works in Asda on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and will get us some shopping and leave it on our doorstep. How nice is that . There are very generous people around. We now don’t need to worry.

    Lynne
    Last edited by Lynne K; 31 March 2020, 12:00.

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  • Barry52
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    I emailed my MP today via the MNDA link on Facebook. He happens to be the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

    I registered last Tuesday and as yet I still can’t get a delivery slot for groceries as the supermarket doesn’t recognise me as a vulnerable person. Either the wheels are turning slowly or there is a disconnect between the different organisations.

    Barry

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  • Admin_MND
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    Hi all,

    Just to update on the below, we wanted to make you aware that you can also register by calling 0800 028 8327.

    We will continue to share any updates as we receive them.



    Originally posted by Admin_MND View Post
    As a follow up to our post above, we have further information to share.

    People with MND are yet to be included on the Department of Health and Social Care list of those who are extremely vulnerable. However, we've had it confirmed that people with MND can self-register as extremely vulnerable.

    Visit http://gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable and follow the steps below.

    1. After confirming you live in England, indicate if you’ve received a letter from the NHS and enter your details. Then tick "Yes I have one of the medical conditions on the list".

    It's been confirmed that, in this instance, MND is classed as a severe respiratory condition.

    2. If you live in Wales or Northern Ireland, please follow the advice provided by the Welsh Government and the Department of Health.
    We have local Branches and Groups available to support too, find your nearest here https://mndassociation.org/branches.

    3. You can still help MND Campaigns lobby Matt Hancock to specifically include motor neurone disease on the Government’s extremely vulnerable list.

    Please join us and take action here > http://bit.ly/MNDCovid-19.

    Thank you for your support.

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  • nunhead_man
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    Good morning all

    I think my immune system must've been developing his biceps because I had one felt like the beginnings of a stinking cold yesterday, sneezing away, and all I have left is a bit of runny nose.

    There seem to be loads of fakes out there and I came across this this morning poking around the inter-web....

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/52039642

    I think it is interesting that the Italians are distinguishing between dying of coronavirus and dying with coronavirus as there seems to be a very significant comorbidity of their elder deaths - apparently in sample of about 350 some had three other major conditions and only three of that sample had none.

    I was also interested hearing Prof David Spiegelhalter saying that the curve that showed projected deaths from un corrected curve of the development of Covid 19, and the deaths that result over perhaps two or three weeks, looks very much like the curve that you get throughout the year in the UK. So in other words most of the people that are dying from Covid 19 are those that would have died in 2019 anyway although he did emphasise the word "most".
    Last edited by nunhead_man; 31 March 2020, 12:37.

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  • Graham
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    Hi Barry,

    There is no advice for people who have had it. My carers and I have all the highlighted symptoms and a young carer still has pneumonia I think. i have not been tested and this INCOMPETENT government hasn't even tested NHS staff.

    it is just business as usual Lynne. The only difference is that I am paying for taxis so that those of my carers that used public transport now do not. i have not been offered and my carers have not been offered PPE. The NHS barely have enough PPE from this INCOMPETENT government.

    i watched today's press conference. Front line staff of several hospitals didn't recognise the government mortality figures, Hayls and Doug. it matters not if you can rely on your carers. Spare a thought for elderly people who NEED carers that routinely visit MANY.

    Love

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