The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels are substantially lower now than when shielding was first introduced.
Please find an audio recording of the guidance here:
People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, this can be with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. If you do go out, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart. This guidance will be kept under regular review.
If you are a clinically extremely vulnerable person, register online for support even if you do not need additional support right now.
We’ve asked the Government to make the form accessible to people with no fixed address and hope that they will do this. In the meantime, if you are having difficulties filling in the form, please get in touch.