Updated advice on Shielding
From 1 August, shielding advice was relaxed further, allowing those shielding to do even more, such as visit shops and places of worship, provided they take particular care to maintain social distancing and minimise contact with others outside their household.
People who are shielding will also be able to return to work if they cannot work from home - if you are concerned about returning to work please speak to your employer.
The food and medicine boxes facilitated by the National Shielding Service stopped as of 1 August, with everyone now being advised that they can visit shops and pharmacies. Other forms of support, such as priority supermarket delivery slots and the NHS Volunteers Scheme – will continue.
For further information and the latest advice, please visit the government website.
If you need help you can self refer to the NHS volunteer responders scheme by calling 0808 196 3646, or you can call 0800 3047039 and they can refer you.