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19.10.2020

Updated guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Advice on action to take under each tier
The Government has published updated guidance for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. You may have been advised to shield in the past.
Clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will receive new guidance tailored to where they live.

 

The guidance:

  • Replaces previous guidance
  • Provides advice based on the local COVID-19 alert.
  • Provides general advice that applies to all areas.

 

This guidance has been updated to support the clinically extremely vulnerable in protecting themselves from exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19). It replaces previous guidance on shielding. The guidance is set out in 2 parts:

  1. Updated advice on protecting the clinically extremely vulnerable, based on the local COVID alert level in your area. This advice is less restrictive than previous shielding advice.
  2. Updated shielding advice that is more targeted and will only apply in some of the worst affected areas and only for a limited period of time. You are only advised to follow shielding advice if you receive a new written shielding notification.

 

Click here to read the updated guidance for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

 

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