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I’ve had heart surgery recently – am I at increased risk from coronavirus?

If you’ve had open heart surgery (where your breastbone is cut open) in the last three months, you’re at particularly high risk of complications from coronavirus.

You should carefully follow the advice on social distancing and hand-washing, and limit the number of face-to-face interactions you have to reduce your chance of catching the virus. Having had heart surgery does not place you in the shielding category.

You should carry on working from home if you can, but you can go to work if your workplace is Covid-secure.

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