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Covid 19 guidance for individuals who have a diagnosis of autism

Posted on: 6th April 2020

Covid 19 guidance for individuals who have a diagnosis of autism

A parent has kindly signposted us to the specific criteria within the government’s Covid 19 guidance, that specifically relates to individuals who have a diagnosis of autism:

Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?             

You can leave your home for 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 – including if that involves travel beyond your local area – then you can do so. This could, for example, include where individuals with learning disabilities or autism 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.

This information has been sent to parents of children who have a diagnosis of autism and/or have been referred to the Umbrella Pathway or Complex Communication Team. As ever, it is important to balance your child’s medical needs with the essential purpose of social distancing.

Please see below the link to the official advice and would advise that you contact your health professionals should you have any further questions.