Advice to People Who Have Been Shielding

The government has given specific advice to people who have been shielding which states:

  • People can go to work, if they cannot work from home, as long as the business is COVID-safe;
  • Children who are clinically extremely vulnerable can return to their education settings if they are eligible and in line with their peers. Where possible children should practise frequent hand washing and social distancing;
  • People can go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise but should maintain strict social distancing; and
  • People should remain cautious as they are still at risk of severe illness if they catch Coronavirus, so the advice is to stay at home where possible and, if they do go out, follow strict social distancing.

Further guidance has been published and is available on the government website.