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New people being added to the Shielding list

  • There has been recent research that shows there are more people that are classed as a higher clinical risk.

  • They will now get the same support and advice as people who are already shielding and will get added to the list.

  • The new people on the list will be sent a letter from NHS England in the next few days.



  • This letter will explain that their risk factors put them under the same group as the clinically extremely vulnerable. This means that they are now advised to shield or follow extra measures to keep them safe.




  • They will also be invited to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible if they have not already had it.

  • Their GPs are also being informed of this.

  • In February 2021 Public Health England have written new information about shielding and what you should do to help you keep safe.

    You can click or tap here to go to the information.