Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Department Of Health

January 11
16:26 2021

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (large print)

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This guidance is for clinically extremely vulnerable people, with additional information to help protect you from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The government is sending COVID-19: letters to clinically extremely vulnerable people. This letter is to let you know about the new guidance that will be in place for clinically extremely vulnerable people.

Translations, large print, easy read and audio versions are being updated.

Published 21 March 2020
Last updated 11 January 2021 +show all updates
  1. Added large print version.

  2. Updated guidance for the period of national lockdown.

  3. Removed advice on Christmas.

  4. Updated easy-read guidance. Temporarily removed translations, British Sign Language videos, audio and large print versions.

  5. Updated to clarify rules in Tier 4 on socialising outdoors.

  6. Added new shielding advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable in Tier 4.

  7. Added the easy-read version.

  8. Added British Sign Language videos, large print, audio and translated versions.

  9. Updated guidance with information on local restrictions from 2 December. Removed easy-read and translated versions.

  10. Added 2 December guidance.

  11. Added updated translations in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  12. Removed reference letters and included link to COVID-19: letters to clinically extremely vulnerable people.

  13. Added updated easy-read guidance.

  14. Updated information on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Sch

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