Updated guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
Advice on action to take under each tier
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:
- 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.
- 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.