Coronavirus can make anyone seriously ill. But some people, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women, are at a higher risk and need to take extra steps to avoid becoming unwell.
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus:
People most at risk from coronavirus are sometimes called “shielding” or “extremely vulnerable” people.
Guidance continues to be in place for those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. You may have been advised to shield in the past.
New information from the Government includes additional guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people, to help protect them from coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government will also write to people with a version of this guidance.
These new shielding measures will apply nationally for 4 weeks up to 2 December. At the end of the period, it is hoped we will return to a regional approach and further guidance will be issued at that time.
Visit the Government website for more information → shielding information.