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One Cancer Voice guidance for cancer patients on Covid-19: updated 18 May

The Government is advising everybody to:

  • Stay alert
  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in household has symptoms of Coronavirus.

In the first instance, please refer to wider Government guidance on:

The Government also have a wide range of information to help people at this time, including on employment, financial support, school closures and childcare.  See:

This document contains:

  • Cancer patient specific Q&A’s:
    • For people worried they have cancer
    • People living with cancer now
    • People who have had cancer in the past
    • Family/friends/carers of people living with cancer
    • The future
  • Detailed questions about the categorisation of clinically extremely vulnerable people

Read the One Cancer Voice guidance document for cancer patients on COVID-19.

The following charities have developed this guidance:

Anthony Nolan, Bloodwise, Bowel Cancer UK, Brain Tumour Research, brainstrust, Breast Cancer Now, Cancer 52, Cancer Research UK, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, Leukaemia Care, Lymphoma Action, Macmillan Cancer Support, Myeloma UK, Ovarian Cancer Action, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Sarcoma UK and Teenage Cancer Trust.

This advice will be updated as and when more information becomes available. It was last updated on 7 April.