From Tuesday 5 January 2021 you must stay at home and follow the national lockdown rules and restrictions.
You are strongly advised to work from home because the risk of exposure to the virus in your area may be significantly higher. If you cannot work from home, then you should not attend work.
People who are shielding are also advised to avoid shops and supermarkets and either shop online instead or ask someone else to do your shopping for you.
You can register to request access to priority supermarket deliveries, if you do not have someone you can rely on to go shopping for you.
Those shielding are also advised to avoid pharmacies. If there is nobody who can pick up prescriptions for you, contact your pharmacy to inform them that you are clinically extremely vulnerable and need your medicines delivered, and they will arrange this free of charge
You can still be part of a support bubble, but you cannot meet with friends and family you do not live with unless they are part of your support bubble.
You are advised to stay at home as much as possible and not to travel unless essential.
For a full guidance list please visit the GOV.UK website.
Coronavirus - get emergency help
Provide your details on the online I need help form if you are currently isolated or feeling vulnerable and need support.
You can also contact us by calling 0300 123 5034.