Those considered most clinically vulnerable are due to receive updated government guidance tailored to their local area, in line with new local Covid alert levels to help them reduce their risk from coronavirus.
The new guidance will support them to take appropriate protective actions in their everyday lives, while retaining as much normality as possible. Clinically extremely vulnerable groups include those with specific health conditions, certain cancers and organ transplant recipients.
Those in exceptionally high-risk areas may still be advised to adopt formal shielding in the future. If shielding advice is reintroduced in their area, they will also be eligible for a support package – including food access support, medicines deliveries and any additional care or support required.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/clinically-extremely-vulnerable-receive-updated-advice-tailored-to-local-covid-alert-levels