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No. Latest News. Here's what the advice says: "We know that those aged 70 and over can be absolutely fit and healthy and it’s not the case that everybody over 70 has a chronic health condition or an underlying disease. Here are our over 70s’ top 10 tips for staying happy and healthy during the lockdown. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Are we on full lockdown? This has been the case since the early stages of the UK’s spring lockdown, however over time the punishments for not following the lockdown rules have become more severe. Shielding will not resume under the lockdown rules. Over 70s are not being asked to 'shield' in the same way as the one million members of the population deemed 'at risk' due to pre-existing health conditions. Here's the full quote from the new public guidance: "The advice for those aged 70 and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household. The coronavirus lockdown should be eased for over 70s who are considered healthy due to the impact staying inside is having on their mental health, senior doctors have warned. "If they do go out more frequently, they should be careful to maintain distance from others. The only exception to this rule is if someone is in your support bubble, which means one household of any size can pair up with another household that only has one adult in it. About 99% of England is currently in tiers two and three. 'Green Goddess' Diana Moran. During Monday's daily press briefing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson clarified that over-70s do not need to be shielded in the same stringent way. It’s been reported that over-70s – and other people in vulnerable groups – could be ordered to stay at home for a year to 18 months, or until a vaccine is found for Covid-19. The Government have said there is no need for stockpiling. The reasons include work, if you are unable to work from home, outdoor exercise, for medical reasons, to shop for food, escape harm and provide care for vulnerable people. No - over 70s are not automatically in the at risk group which covers people with underlying health conditions. New rules for pregnant women, the over-70s and 'clinically vulnerable' have been released by the government. Matt Hancock took to social media to claim that "the clinically vulnerable, who are advised to stay in lockdown for 12 weeks, emphatically DO NOT include all over 70s". Most over-70s are subject to the same lockdown rules that apply to everyone else in the UK. The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! Elite sport - including the Premier League - can continue because it has put Covid measures in place, it has been reported. You can unsubscribe at any time. Over-70s are not automatically included in the at-risk group - but they are being asked to be stricter with social-distancing, Want the latest news sent to your inbox daily? At the moment, there are no specific lockdown rules on over-70s that don't also apply to the rest of the population. Complications and deaths are more common in the elderly, even those without pre-existing conditions.". Longer lockdown for over-70s 'could create sense of victimisation' Age UK claims easing measures for some but not older people would be ‘unimaginably’ bleak Coronavirus – latest updates Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. What are the lockdown rules for over-70s and why is there confusion? But the science is clear that, the older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from severe symptoms. Most over-70s are subject to the same lockdown rules that apply to everyone else in the UK. Our. Non-essential shops will remain closed for the entire lockdown period, including hairdressers and beauty salons. Over-70s are permitted to go out for exercise more than once, for example, but it will be down to individuals to decide for themselves in the end if they want to expose themselves to the increased risk that entails given their vulnerability. Everyone who now has to isolate under new second lockdown rules in major clinical change . 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Until yesterday, over-70s had to remain indoors as part of the lockdown effort, but rules changed on June 1. Now 80, the 1980s fitness guru is back on our screens on BBC Breakfast. Pubs, Bars and Restaurants As with the first lockdown, any household social mixing between different households, indoors or outdoors, will be banned. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Essential shops will remain open, and click and collect services at essential shops, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda can continue. What are England's lockdown rules? However, they have to be more careful than everyone else. They can go out for four reasons - essential shopping, exercise once a day, a medical need or work. Leisure and entertainment venues will also be closed. The latest government rules and advice for the over 70s during the lockdown. You can unsubscribe at any time. 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You can unsubscribe at any time. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2020. A full list of the UK’s new guidelines are below. What does the new Government plan actually say? As with the first lockdown, any household social mixing between different households, indoors or outdoors, will be banned. Share ; Comments; Subscriptions; Sign Out; By. The majority of people in this age bracket can still go out for exercise, do essential shopping and pick up medicine. All sport facilities will close, including golf clubs and gyms. Latest ONS figures show that anxiety levels have doubled during the lockdown It has been fuelled by over-70s who are no longer happier than younger people Scientists said … Almost 5.9 million 60-69-year-olds must now follow the over-70s in following coronavirus guidance written up for those categorised as the "clinically vulnerable" dailystar. The Government has clarified the advice for people aged over 70 as it unveils the roadmap for the next step of the lockdown. 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