The guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID 19 can be viewed on the Government website.

It is for people in England who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. You will know if you are in this group if you previously received a letter from the NHS or from your GP advising you to shield.

The updated guidance applies to clinically extremely vulnerable individuals only.

Others living in a household with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable are not advised to follow this guidance. They should instead follow the general advice and regulations set out in the national lockdown guidance that came into effect on 5 January, 2021.

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Page last updated 24 March 2021