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

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Arabic)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Bengali)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Traditional Chinese - Cantonese)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese - Mandarin)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (French)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Gujarati)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Polish)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Portuguese)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Punjabi)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Urdu)

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Welsh)

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Details

This guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers.

It is intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes the extremely clinically vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities, either for the elderly or persons with special needs.

Published 21 March 2020
Last updated 30 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added translated guidance.

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

  3. First published.