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Coronavirus Outbreak Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Outbreak Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Outbreak Frequently Asked Questions update - 2 June 2020

In April 2020 Mick Cronin from Kent Police, and co-chair of the Keeping Safe Delivery Group stated that all Kent Police Officers had been briefed on the conditions of Section 15 of the Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do. This was specific advice to people with learning disabilities and/or autism who may need to leave the house more than once a day to maintain their health and wellbeing during lockdown.

We hope that Kent Police’s clear understanding about the needs of people with learning disabilities and autism remains reassuring to people with learning disabilities and/or autism, carers and allies across Kent.

 

Coronavirus Outbreak Frequently Asked Questions  - 29 April 2020

Mick Cronin from Kent Police, and co-chair of the Keeping Safe Delivery Group has stated that all Kent Police Officers have been briefed on the conditions of Section 15 of the Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do. This is hopefully reassuring to people with learning disabilities or autism in Kent who may need to leave the house more than once a day to maintain their health and wellbeing.

The Guidelines say that you can leave your house more than once a day for a medical need.

If you (or a person in your care) have a specific health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health, then you can do so.

This could be because you require specific exercise in an open space two or three times each day - ideally in line with a care plan agreed with a medical professional.

Even in such cases, in order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times.