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Shielding Update

Navigating healthcare during COVID-19

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Last week, England and Wales announced changes to the shielding guidance. This week Northern Ireland and Scotland have also issued updated guidance. It varies slightly between nations, so please pay attention to the guidance for your nation.

Remember that if you have been asked to shield, it is guidance only, and not compulsory, but use your best judgement to keep yourself safe at all times.

Keep your eye on national (and even local) guidance as the situation can change rapidly.

Scotland

The Scottish government has announced changes to the shielding advice in Scotland from 18 June 2020:

  • outdoor exercise is unlimited, as long as individuals strictly follow social distancing rules and hygiene practices
  • should not meet with anyone from another household

 

Read government announcement

Northern Ireland

The Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland updated the guidance for those who are shielding in Northern Ireland from 8 June 2020:

  • outdoor exercise is unlimited, as long as individuals strictly follow social distancing rules and hygiene practices
  • if they live alone they can meet one person from another household (preferably the same person each time)

 

Read government announcement

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