As well as the groups above, you’re classed as at high risk from coronavirus if one of these applies to you. These mean you’re at higher risk of getting seriously ill from the disease than someone who doesn’t have a health issue – it doesn’t mean you have to stay home and not go out at all.
- Over 70 years old
- Lung disease, including asthma
- Chronic kidney disease
- Very obese (body mass index of 40 or over)
Covid-19 coronavirus is still a relatively new disease and we are learning more who is most at risk of complications. This list is based on the best information available from relevant experts. It’s possible that other conditions could put you at risk that we don’t know about yet, so it’s important that everyone works hard not to catch or spread coronavirus.