IF YOU'RE AT HIGH RISK – CURRENT GUIDANCE
On 22 June the government set out a series of steps for further relaxing shielding guidance which will come into effect on 6 July and 1 August. The guidance below applies until the 6 July 2020
From 6 July, the government will be advising:
From 1 August the government will be advising that shielding will be paused. From this date, the government is advising you to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding measures. Strict social distancing means you may wish to go out to more places and see more people but you should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household or support bubble. In practice this means that from 1 August:
The guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable group remains advisory. More detailed advice will be updated in this guidance as the changes in advice come into effect on 6 July and 1 August. Unless we see a significant rise in cases we expect the shielding programme to be paused on 31 July.
Those in receipt of centrally provided food boxes and medicine deliveries will continue to receive this support until the end of July if they want it.
You can get help from an NHS volunteer. Call 0808 196 3646 (open 8am to 8pm) to get help from NHS Volunteer Responders. https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/nhs-volunteer-responders