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Shielding is coming to an end!

Shielding Ends 1 April 2021

The COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable has been updated.

This means that from 1 April clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will no longer need to shield and those on the shielded patient list can begin to follow the national restrictions alongside the rest of the population. However, these people are still advised to take extra precautions to keep themselves safe from COVID-19.

Over the next two weeks, people on the shielded patient list will receive an advice letter that sets out practical steps on how to reduce their risk of catching the virus.

These steps include:

  • Continuing to maintain strict social distancing.

  • Keeping overall social contacts at low levels.

  • Continuing to work from home where possible.

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