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Anyone had a text or message about being on the shielded list.

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Doodle Mon 23-Mar-20 20:06:49

DH had a text earlier saying he is on the list and not to go out at all. Anyone else been contacted?

MamaCaz Mon 23-Mar-20 20:13:01

My DiL has, but I thought it was by letter.

Daddima Mon 23-Mar-20 20:15:20

Nothing for me.

fourormore Mon 23-Mar-20 20:23:06

You haven't said if you know where the text came from.
We have been warned locally to beware of emails or texts asking you to either click on a link or reply.
I'm not saying your message was dodgy but please everyone- be careful of possible scammers.

GabriellaG54 Mon 23-Mar-20 20:24:11

I don't come under that umbrella but I'm glad that I'm not the only one using the words 'selfish' and 'ignorant' to describe those who ignore the guidelines.

Marydoll Mon 23-Mar-20 20:24:22

Daddima, are you in Scotland? I have had nothing official either, yet I am in the high risk group.
However, I know not to go out anyway.

GabriellaG54 Mon 23-Mar-20 20:26:03

Some areas will get texts and do eveill get letters from GPs first, supposedly sometime this week.

Marydoll Mon 23-Mar-20 20:26:19

If I ever get a text from hospitals, doctor etc, it comes up as NHS . I can't reply to these texts anyway.

GabriellaG54 Mon 23-Mar-20 20:27:00

Correction. some will.

Daddima Mon 23-Mar-20 20:27:35

I’m in Greater Glasgow health board ( if it’s still called that), and like you, I’ve been staying put anyway. They usually do communicate with me by text, so we’ll see. Let’s see what Boris has to say now!

GabriellaG54 Mon 23-Mar-20 20:29:56

I don't know about Scotland but texts from many 'official' sources in England do not allow you to reply as they are unmonitored addresses.

Doodle Mon 23-Mar-20 20:32:10

fourormore my DHs text came from the NHS. It is not a surprise we knew he would be on the list because of his illness.

Marydoll Mon 23-Mar-20 20:36:39

Daddima, it's now called, Greater Glasgow and Clyde.,

Gabriella, you can't reply. If you miss a call about a hospital appointment, you can't reply to that either, you just have to wait for them to call back.

I once got a call in Rome, asking me to confirm that I was attending for my operation the following week. I didn't even know I was having an operation. Most distressing, as I didn't know who had called.🤬

Pittcity Mon 23-Mar-20 20:40:30

DD works for Royal Mail and says that only those who have not registered with their GP/NHS to receive text messages or emails will get letters. This is to lessen the burden on your postman.

GracesGranMK3 Mon 23-Mar-20 21:08:43

Just looked on another site and several people have got texts.

GabriellaG54 Mon 23-Mar-20 21:27:55

I know you can't reply in England but could not assume that the same happened in Scotland.
Had I assumed that Scotland followed the same practices, then someone might have bitten my head off.
There is not a lot of love lost between those two parts of the UK.

dragonfly46 Mon 23-Mar-20 21:59:32

I have had the text.

Sar53 Mon 23-Mar-20 22:03:56

My brother had a text earlier today. He has severe COPD.

paddyanne Mon 23-Mar-20 23:03:09

I had a msg saying if this number calls answer it as the NHS will need to speak to you.I wasn't sure if it was real or a scam ,but its an 0800 number .I might check with my chemist when I pick up my BP meds tomorrow

Megs36 Mon 23-Mar-20 23:04:58

Yes we’ve got the text, my husband has COPD,Its from NHS,Finishes ‘ to opt out reply Stop.’

3nanny6 Mon 23-Mar-20 23:13:30

No text or letter as yet, I did get NHS call to cancel pain therapy clinic it was my fourth appointment as three had been cancelled since January. I actually laughed and so did the receptionist that called me, I told her no worries and let me know when fifth appointment may be. Cannot be helped at the moment as N.H.S. are far too busy dealing with the Coronavirus.

Marydoll Mon 23-Mar-20 23:21:49

paddyann the NHS calls from my doctor's surgery usually come up as 0800 number. I then save it to my phone and give it an ID.

SalsaQueen Tue 24-Mar-20 14:55:22

Someone I know had the text last night. It told him not to go out at all for 12 weeks, and to be at least a metre away from anyone who lives with him - so his wife is going to sleep in the spare room!

phoenix Tue 24-Mar-20 14:57:10

I had a letter in this mornings post.

CassieJ Tue 24-Mar-20 15:04:32

My son got one this morning. He has crohns and on infusions.