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Help for the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

Pausing of Shielding for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – do you need some support?

You may have been informed recently about the guidance for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people changing. The government has published ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’, which sets out the roadmap out of the current lockdown in England. This explains how restrictions will be eased over time. You can find these rules by searching for ‘roadmap’ on

From 1 April 2021 Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield, it is still recommended that you take extra precautions to protect yourself while the virus is still spreading in our communities. The updated guidance provides practical steps that cover things like socialising, travel and going to work and school. These are not rules but advice, so you can choose whether you wish to follow them or not. You can find the full guidance at

If you have already registered for priority access to supermarket delivery slots, supermarkets will continue to offer priority access until 21st June. 

If you would like to discuss any concerns we can help you to do this. The Council is working with community and volunteer groups to provide support to help with your health and well-being visit:

There are many community groups which have been set up and they may be able to help with your shopping, picking up prescriptions and other things Your pharmacy should also be able to arrange to deliver medicines to you.

If family, friends or community groups can’t help and you have no way to get your shopping or medicines or if you aren’t sure what to do call 0800 4081447

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Last updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021

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