Shielding advice updated for new Covid alert level system
Tuesday 13th October 2020
The government has updated its guidance on shielding for extremely vulnerable people after yesterday's announcement of a new regional alert level system.
The guidance provides advice on protecting the clinically extremely vulnerable based on the local Covid-19 alert level in your area - medium, high or very high.
It also provides shielding advice that is more targeted and will only apply in some of the worst affected areas and only for a limited period of time. In these cases, the government will write to you separately to inform you if you are advised to shield, and further support will be made available from your local authority and community pharmacies.
You can check the COVID alert level of your local area.
And visit our Covid-19 webpages for our latest advice and information on guidance and support during the pandemic.