Advice for shielded patients

Since January 2021, cases of Covid-19 have fallen significantly across the country, reducing the risk of catching the virus for everyone, including the most vulnerable. Shielding has only ever been a temporary measure to protect the most vulnerable during peaks of the pandemic. The latest peak has now passed, and the prevalence of the virus is now low enough that we can advise people no longer need to shield. 

Although the advice to shield has ended, clinically extremely vulnerable people must continue to follow the rules that are in place for everyone. 

For detailed advice and information on vaccination, socialising, work, travel and more, please visit the main UK Government webpages about shielding to stay up to date.