We now have more specific advice to share with you from the Scottish Government in relation to the risk categories and guidance/policies to be followed for each group.
Anyone who has a liver or other transplant due to the immunosuppressant medication they will be taking. This group will be contacted next week with some advice, but are strongly encouraged to self-isolate.
For those who are coinfected with hepatitis c and HIV, they should focus on the HIV advice above.
Anyone in any of these categories does not need to completely self-isolate (although obviously can if they feel more comfortable doing so), but should carefully follow government and NHS Inform advice on social distancing to minimise their risk of infection.
People in these categories should follow the general public health advice on minimising risk, but are not at particular risk if they contract covid-19. Advice from HCV experts is that previous treatment (such as interferon) is not known to impact on people’s risk from covid-19.