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Extremely vulnerable people (shielding)

 

Please find below information regarding shielding for extremely vulnerable people at risk of serious illness due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you're at high risk from coronavirus, you were advised to take extra steps to protect yourself until 1 August 2020. This was called shielding.

In England, you're no longer advised to shield. But there are still things you can do to protect yourself and others and you can still get some support.

Please note due to a local rise in cases those previously asked to shield in the L8 area (Prices Park) need to continue to shield until 14th August. Learn more here.

 

Where can I get support?

If you need help with tasks such as shopping or collecting prescriptions, or want a friendly chat, call Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3066 Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6pm or Friday, 8am to 4pm or request help online.

The NHS Volunteer Responders can also help with shopping and essential supplies, transport to a medical appointment or provide a regular, friendly phone call. Call 0808 196 3646 8am to 8pm or ask a carer or family member to do so on your behalf.

 

Guidance for extremely vulnerable people

The latest government guidance on shielding for extremely vulnerable people can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19.

 

Shielded update: letter to patients (22.06.20)

A copy of the latest letter sent to residents in Liverpool who have been identified as extremely vulnerable can be download here:

Shielded patients letter - English

 

Other languages and formats

The letter is also available in other languages and accessible formats below and on the government website:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/shielding-update-letter-to-patients-22-june-2020.

Shielded patients letter - Arabic

Shielded patients letter - Bengali

Shielded patients letter - Bulgarian

Shielded patients letter - Chinese (simplified)

Shielded patients letter - Chinese (traditional) 

Shielded patients letter - French

Shielded patients letter - Gujarati

Shielded patients letter - Polish

Shielded patients letter - Portuguese

Shielded patients letter - Punjabi

Shielded patients letter - Urdu

Shielded patients letter - Large Print

Shielded patients letter - Audio Described