I appreciate that this is a very worrying time for people with health issues, particularly Motor Neurone Disease.
The latest government advice, updated 30 March, encourages people with “chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy” to be “particularly stringent in following social distancing measures”. You will note that motor neurone disease is included on this list.
This advice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
In terms being categorised as ‘extremely vulnerable’, the government has advised that if you “think you fall into one of the categories of extremely vulnerable people listed above and you have not received a letter by Sunday 29 March 2020 or been contacted by your GP, you should discuss your concerns with your GP or hospital clinician.”
The list of conditions which have been identified as making someone ‘extremely vulnerable’ to coronavirus can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19#what-do-we-mean-by-extremely-vulnerable
With this advice in mind, if you have motor neurone disease and you think you fall into the category of extremely vulnerable then I would encourage you to contact your GP or hospital specialist.
Please be assured that the government is doing all it can to identify and help people who are at an increased risk from coronavirus.