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. You will still be entitled to priority supermarket delivery slots until 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.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Residents end of shielding announced
The Government announced on 22 February that those currently shielding from COVID-19 who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable will no longer be advised to shield from 1 April 2021. Department of Health and Social Care letter to shielding population.