Guidance

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

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COVID-19: guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (shielding) - an easy-read guide

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Arabic)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Bengali)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Bulgarian)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Traditional Chinese)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (French)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Gujarati)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Hindi)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Nepali)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Polish)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Portuguese)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Punjabi)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Urdu)

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Details

This is national guidance. If local restrictions are in place in your area, please visit local lockdowns guidance.

This guidance is for adults, children and young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

Published 21 March 2020
Last updated 4 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated translated versions.

  2. Added new guidance for young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding.

  3. Updated translations and added Bulgarian, Hindi and Nepali.

  4. Added new version of easy-read guidance.

  5. Added paragraph clarifying the position for travelling to work in local lockdown areas.

  6. Removed out-of-date guidance for young people.

  7. Main guidance updated to include information related to the pausing of shielding.

  8. Added updated translations.

  9. Updated local guidance link to point to Leicester City Council page.

  10. Added link to local lockdowns guidance.

  11. Updated guidance to include clinical risk to children and young people. These changes apply from 6 July 2020.

  12. Updated guidance with changes that apply from 6 July 2020.

  13. Updated guidance on shielding and social distancing.

  14. Easy-read guidance added.

  15. Updated guidance.

  16. Updated guidance for young people to reflect that those who are shielding can now leave their homes.

  17. Updated guidance in line with changes to the regulations which come into force on 1 June 2020.

  18. Updated guidance.

  19. Updated information on symptoms.

  20. Added translated guidance.

  21. Updated 'Shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19'.

  22. Added translated guidance.

  23. Added Coronavirus (COVID-19): an easy-read guide on protecting extremely vulnerable people.

  24. First published.