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Are you clinically vulnerable?

As we prepare for the full re-opening of schools in September, we must ensure that all children remain safe in school. Please could you notify me via email to headteacher@walterhalls.nottingham.sch.uk if your child is deemed 'extremely clinically vulnerable,' as we will need to produce an individual risk assessment.

I have listed the NHS criteria which defines whether a child is extremely clinical vulnerable. Any information passed onto the school will be treated in strict confidence.

Clinically extremely vulnerable people may include:

  • solid organ transplant recipients

  • people with specific cancers:

    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy

    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy

    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment

    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer

    • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors

    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

  • people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • people with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell)

  • people on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection

  • have a serious heart condition

  • other people who have also been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs. GPs and hospital clinicians have been provided with guidance to support these decisions

For more information about who has been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, please visit the NHS Digital website.

Thank you for your help.