Coming out of shielding

If you have a serious illnesses or health condition, you might have been asked to shield to protect yourself from Coronavirus.

This means staying at home and not seeing anybody unless you have to.

The advice about shielding is now changing. And everyone’s health conditions and support needs are different.

If you are unsure about whether you should still be shielding, ask your doctor or consultant.

Latest guidance on shielding – full version (Updated 4 August 2020)

This guidance is for adults and children in England who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable you should have received a letter confirming this or have been told directly by your GP or hospital clinician.

Easy read guidance on shielding from Public Health England(Updated August 2020)

If you are confused or unsure about what to do, ask your GP.