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 have been advised to stay at home for at least 12 weeks to ‘shield’ them from contracting coronavirus.
By minimising contact with others this helps to protect them and helps maintain the capacity of NHS to save lives.
- Further information on the national shielding programme
- Register for support yourself, or on behalf of someone else
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.