My Husband and I have just returned from a holiday that was cut short and we are self-isolating. As we were going on holiday I arranged for my cousin to look after my mother (92 and asthmatic) who requires care.
The question is am I able to allow my mother to return to our house after our self-isolation is complete or does she need to stay where she is? If I can allow her to return what precautions do i need to put in place to ensure my husband and I remain safe just in case my mother has been infected.
She will have her own bedroom and bathroom with us.
The people she is with are high risk and isolating but I do not know exactly what precautions they have taken; I am able to ask if need be. I am worried that the strain of looking after my mother longer term will be too much for them.
From the above web site
We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
This group includes those who are:
aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
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
problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your 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 (BMI) of 40 or above)
those who are pregnant
Has you mother received a letter to say she is in the vulnerable group.
I think you need to weigh up the risks. And also contact your mothers G.P.
Thank you for your advice and the links.
Surprisingly my mother has not received a letter advising that she is in a vulnerable group.
I think I will take up your suggestion and contact her GP for guidance.