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What is cocooning?

Cocooning is where you stay at home and don’t leave the house for any reason.

The government announced cocooning as a measure to protect at risk groups on March 27th.

The cocooning measures are in place until April 12th.


The following conditions are classed as high risk.

You are advised to “cocoon” and not leave the house until April 12th if you have one of these conditions.


  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Severe COPD
  • Severe Asthma
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Post-transplant


The following medications are classed as immunsuppressants and put you at higher risk of infection.

You are advised to “cocoon” and not leave the house until April 12th if you are taking one of these medications.

Contactless Delivery Service

Healthwave delivers prescriptions nationwide.

If you are cocooning, we will send your medicines to you using a contactless delivery service.

Your medication package will be placed on the doorstep and you will receive a phone call to advice you the package has arrived.

You will be sent a payment link to your phone by SMS to pay so you don’t have to open the door.

For existing members, you can order using our CareBot, for new members, you can register here.