Get support if you’re clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The service that helped you get priority access to supermarket deliveries has now closed.

Contact your local council if you need urgent help getting essential supplies and cannot rely on supermarket deliveries, family, friends or neighbours.

If you’ve already got priority access to supermarket deliveries, you’ll keep it up to 21 June.

Shielding has ended in England. Read the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable for what you should do now. It has information about:

  • social distancing from people you do not live with (even after you’ve had the vaccine)
  • working safely

There is separate guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people in Scotland, people in Wales and people in Northern Ireland.

Mental health and healthcare support

If you’re feeling lonely because you were shielding from COVID-19, you can get help with loneliness from the NHS. You can also find your local NHS urgent mental health helpline.

You can still access the additional healthcare support that you need, such as online appointments with your GP.

You can get medication without having to visit your GP. Read guidance on how to order repeat prescriptions online

Balancing work and childcare

The charity NSPCC has advice for parents who are working from home.

You can also get tips from the NHS if your child is finding the COVID-19 pandemic difficult.