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BLF medical director, Nick Hopkinson, gives his take on the recent changes to shielding guidance in England
The latest shielding information
- In England and Northern Ireland, people shielding will need to follow the full shielding guidance until 6 July. And from 1 August, shielding guidance in England will be paused. Everyone in the clinically extremely vulnerable category will be written to explaining these next steps.
- In Wales, shielding guidance will be in place until at least 16 August. If you live in Wales and are shielding, you will receive a letter telling you this and the next steps. You will then get another letter advising you what to do after 16 August.
- In Scotland, shielding guidance will be in place until at least 31 July. People shielding will continue to receive any support they have been getting, including priority delivery slots, pharmacy deliveries or free weekly food boxes.