UK Gov Advice for those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable has been Updated

UK government advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable (i.e. those who have received a letter advising them that they are vulnerable over the last 15 months) has been updated to take into consideration the levels of vaccination in the UK and the relaxation in restrictions that will happen on the 19th, at home and at work. There is also advice for those who live with someone who is extremely vulnerable, and for those who are not declared vulnerable. There are links out to Welsh, NI & Scottish advice.

There are many people with ABPA or severe asthma who have not received a letter and this will be usually because their individual case has not been considered to meet the government/NHS guidelines to be declared clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are unsure or concerned in any way about this contact your GP.

What has changed

Shielding is currently paused. Although the advice to shield has ended, clinically extremely vulnerable people must continue to follow the rules that are in place for everyone.

We are also advising clinically extremely vulnerable people to continue to take extra precautions to protect themselves. You are advised to follow the practical steps described below to minimise your risk of exposure to the virus.

Guidance on meeting family and friends has been updated, with a greater emphasis on personal responsibility. From 17 May, close contact with friends and family will be a personal choice, but you are encouraged to exercise caution. You should consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe. There is more information on meeting friends and family available.

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