An overview for those who are clinically ‘extremely vulnerable’ to COVID-19.
There have been lots of changes and we know it is confusing and you may be concerned. Here are the key points:
CURRENTLY: You can exercise outdoors with members of your household, or with one other person if you live alone.
FROM 6th JULY:
- You can meet in a group of up to 6 people outdoors including people from different households, maintain social distancing
- You no longer need to socially distance within your household
- Shielded people who live alone, or who are single parents, can form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household. This means you can act as one household and can stay overnight without needing to socially distance
FROM 1st August: Shielding will be paused*
- You need to keep strict social distancing but can go out to more places e.g. supermarkets
- You can return to work if you are unable to work from home, provided your business is COVID-safe
- Children can return to education
- You should minimise contact with others outside your household / bubble
Please note – we are anticipating further information so you can get individualised risk advice.
The virus has not changed and you remain vulnerable to covid-19. Therefore the key messages remain the same:
- THINK HANDS: Regular hand washing, use alcohol gel if no water is available
- THINK FACE: Avoid touching your face and wear face-coverings in enclosed spaces
- THINK SPACE: Keep 2m social distance
Finally, it is important that you do not ignore symptoms that may need medical attention, we are here for you.