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

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This guidance is for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

All translated versions have been removed while being updated.

Published 21 March 2020
Last updated 28 October 2020 +show all updates

  1. Added updated easy-read guidance.

  2. Added search by postcode link.

  3. Guidance updated regarding local COVID alert levels. Temporarily removed translations, easy-read guide and guidance for young people.

  4. Remove reference to falling case rates.

  5. Updated translated versions.

  6. Added new guidance for young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding.

  7. Updated translations and added Bulgarian, Hindi and Nepali.

  8. Added new version of easy-read guidance.

  9. Added paragraph clarifying the position for travelling to work in local lockdown areas.

  10. Removed out-of-date guidance for young people.

  11. Main guidance updated to include information related to the pausing of shielding.

  12. Added updated translations.

  13. Updated local guidance link to point to Leicester City Council page.

  14. Added link to local lockdowns guidance.

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