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Government shielding advice in England

Jan 13, 2021

For information: Government shielding advice in England (5 Jan)

Dear all

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last week, the Government has reintroduced shielding advice for people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) from Covid-19 across all areas of England from 5 January. This advice does not alter if an individual has received the COVID-19 vaccination.

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people will be eligible for support to stay at home including free delivery of medicines (where friends, family, or local volunteers are unable to provide help) and statutory sick pay where they are unable to work from home.

Local authorities will provide shopping/delivery of food assistance where needed
The Government will be writing to all CEV individuals in England to inform them of the advice and support available (including individuals already advised to shield as part of Tier 4 restrictions).

This letter will be published here. It is expected that Government will also be sending text messages and emails (from gov.uk ) to affected patients where the NHS holds the relevant contact information.
We know this is a difficult time and anticipate people may have questions about the advice they should follow.

Please see attached a Q&A Document from the Government that shares further details around the advice to support you in answering queries you might receive.

Kind regards

NHS Cancer Programme