Community help and volunteering

Shielding the extremely vulnerable

Shielding is a measure to protect people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus because of an underlying health condition.

Those identified by the NHS as clinically extremely vulnerable were advised to stay at home for at least 12 weeks to ‘shield’ them from contracting coronavirus.

From 1 August the government has paused the national shielding programme.

There are three types of support available for people who live alone and do not have the support of local family and friends:

  • Essential grocery supplies delivered direct to you
  • Medicines delivered direct to you
  • Social contact / basic care needs

Where an extremely vulnerable person has urgent needs, they should contact us directly.