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Coronavirus: Diabetes

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2873, tabled on 24 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have provided to (1) employers, and (2) key workers, with (a) type 1, and (b) type 2, diabetes about self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered on

27 April 2020

Public Health England (PHE) has published guidance on social distancing for the United Kingdom population, including those with diabetes type 1 and 2. Those with diabetes are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and so must be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

PHE has also published stay at home guidance which is applicable to anyone with diabetes, type 1 or 2. A copy of the guidance is attached.