Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Published 21 March 2020
Last updated 31 December 2020 +show all updates

  1. Removed advice on Christmas.

  2. Updated easy-read guidance. Temporarily removed translations, British Sign Language videos, audio and large print versions.

  3. Updated to clarify rules in Tier 4 on socialising outdoors.

  4. Added new shielding advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable in Tier 4.

  5. Added the easy-read version.

  6. Added British Sign Language videos, large print, audio and translated versions.

  7. Updated guidance with information on local restrictions from 2 December. Removed easy-read and translated versions.

  8. Added 2 December guidance.

  9. Added updated translations in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  10. Removed reference letters and included link to COVID-19: letters to clinically extremely vulnerable people.

  11. Added updated easy-read guidance.

  12. Updated information on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (on furlough).

  13. Added 2 reference letters and updated guidance on how to get a test for COVID-19.



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