The government's guidance for the 'clinically extremely vulnerable' people is that shielding has been paused.  In the future, the government will only reintroduce formal shielding advice in the very worst affected local areas and for a limited period of time.

What does this mean?

  • you should follow the advice relevant to the COVID alert level of the area that you live in – in Warrington this is currently ‘High’.
  • if you work in an area that has a higher COVID alert, you should follow the travel and work advice of the higher level area.  The areas within the Liverpool City Region are currently ‘Very High’.
  • Continue to maintain strict social distancing, wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
  • Try to keep the number of social interactions that you have low. The fewer social interactions you have, the lower your risk of catching COVID-19.
  • you can go to work as long as the workplace is 'COVID-secure', but you should carry on working from home wherever possible
  • clinically extremely vulnerable children should attend education settings in line with the wider guidance on reopening of schools and guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings, unless they have been advised not to by their clinician
  • you should not socialise in any indoor setting with anyone who is not within your household or support bubble.  You can socialise outdoors, but try to keep numbers low and with no more than 5 other people. 
  • you can visit businesses such as shops, but try and reduce this as much as possible by using online delivery or asking friends or family to collect things for you.
  • you should minimise travel, and walk or cycle whenever possible.  If you need to travel, try and reduce contact with other people.
  • you should maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in your home and/or workspace

If transmission of coronavirus increases

You could be advised to shield again if the situation changes and there is an increase in the transmission of coronavirus in the community.

Continued support for vulnerable people

If you were in receipt of government provided food boxes and medicine deliveries these will now have stopped. We have continued to offer support to vulnerable people to enable them to stay as safe as possible. 

If you, or someone you know, is vulnerable and needs help or support during this time, please contact us.