New guidance for England
The government has published new guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people in England, based on the level of risk in a local area. It comes into force on 14 October 2020.
COVID Alert Level
Each area of the country will have an alert level. Find the alert level for your area here. Always follow guidance for the area with the highest alert level if you are planning to be in more than one place.
Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people
Do I need to shield?
Only some clinically extremely vulnerable people in some very high alert areas will be advised to shield. If this applies to you, you will be sent a new letter. You are not advised to follow this revised shielding advice unless you receive a new shielding notification advising you to do so. Here is the current shielding guidance.
How you can help protect yourself
There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:
Keep washing your hands regularly
Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
Stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions