Clinically Extremely Vulnerable - available help
Published on Monday, 16th November 2020
Get support if you’re clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus and have no family or friends to help with food shopping and essential supplies
Register on GOV.UK if you have a medical condition which means you’re classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (see below).
You can use this service to:
- get access to priority supermarket deliveries both online and by telephone - you have to pay for the shopping you order
- ask for someone to contact you about any local support that’s available
- update your details - for example, your address
Before you start
You’ll be asked for your NHS number. You can find it on any letter from the NHS, or on a prescription.
Register as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable here - links to gov.uk
If you need help Registering on GOV.uk ring 01827 715341 and we can do it for you
How do I know if I'm Clinically Extremely Vulnerable?
- you've previously received a letter, text or email from the NHS or your GP telling you to shield
- you've been told verbally to shield by your consultant or GP
- you've recently received a letter from the Department of Health and Social Care saying you (or your child) are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
Why and how have I been identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable?
People who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. There are 2 ways you may be identified as clinically extremely vulnerable:
- You have one or more of the conditions listed on gov.uk or
- Your hospital clinician/consultant or GP has added you to the Shielded patients list because, based on their clinical judgement, they deem you to be at higher risk of serious illness if you catch the virus.
- If you think there are good clinical reasons why you should be added to the Shielded Patient List, discuss your concerns with your GP or hospital clinician.
Help with food and essential supplies
- Clinically Extremely Vulnerable help
- Find your local Community or Volunteer Group
- NHS Volunteer Responders
- Order food delivery by phone
- Free school meals
- Isolation payments - test and trace
- Mental Health advice and resources
- Health and Social Care
- Help with money and debt
- Help from our Food Bank
- Help to pay your Rent
- Help for Veterans
- Financial help for families
- Help and support from other places
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