No longer a shielded person?

If you've received a letter to say you no longer need to shield this will mean some services provided by the Government will stop. If you have been receiving National Shielding Service food boxes or help with medicine deliveries these will not continue. Priority supermarket delivery slots have also been stopped on from 21 June 2021.

If you still continue to need help with daily activities or accessing necessities you are advised to seek help from family and friends in the first instance. But rest assured there is help available locally if you need it, which can include help with shopping and picking up medicines. Please see help and advice about getting hold of essentials.

Please call the Community Helpline on 0300 200 1008 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, and they will be able to assist you with any help you may still need.

Easing of restrictions and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people

As restrictions have been eased following the move to Step 4 of the roadmap, clinically extremely vulnerable people are advised, as a minimum, to follow the same guidance as everyone else. It is important that everyone adheres to this guidance.

However, as someone who is at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if you were to catch COVID-19, you may wish to think particularly carefully about additional precautions you might wish to continue to take. Individuals may choose to limit the close contact they have with those they do not usually meet with in order to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19, particularly if they are clinically extremely vulnerable and if COVID-19 disease levels in the general community are high.

It is important to respect and be considerate of those who may wish to take a more cautious approach as restrictions are lifted. GOV.UK guidance on shielding and protecting CEV people from COVID-19.