COVID-19 Penrhyn Response Team

Penrhyn Covid-19 Response Team 

Covid-19 Clinical Lead - Dr Toyin Oremakinde

Covid-19 Admin Lead – Mrs Suzia Riasat

Covid-19 Social Prescriber – Ms Arevik Mkrttchian

For any support and help for shielding patient please direct your queries to “Penrhyn Covid-19 Response Team” at

Extremely vulnerable people who should shield from Covid-19

If you are a patient looking for shielding advice, visit the shielded patient pages on 

If you are already on the list and require extra support, you can register on


Risk criteria

Patients who are at high risk of developing complications from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection are identified by the following criteria

Solid organ transplant recipients.

People with specific cancers:

people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy

people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy          

people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment

people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer

people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors

people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD).

People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell).

People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.

Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

For any issues or concerns please contact our dedicated


Shielded patient list: transparency notice

Please see


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