Clinically Extremely Vulnerable guidance 

Shielding programme ends for most vulnerable

As of 15 September, the government agreed to end the requirement for shielding guidance for people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable.

People previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable will not be advised to shield again, following expert clinical advice. The closure of the shielding programme follows a pause to shielding guidance in place since 1 April 2021.

Since 19 July, the guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people has been to follow the same advice as the rest of the population, with the suggestion of additional precautions people may wish to take.

Those previously on the Shielded Patient List will receive a letter from the government in the coming days to inform them of this decision.

See the full announcement at:

More information is available on changes to shielding advice on GOV.UK

If you need support

Our People Helping People service is here to support Cheshire East residents. If you are currently isolated or feeling vulnerable and need support you can contact us on the online I need help form. You can also contact us by calling 0300 123 5034.

If you need to self-isolate

If you have a positive COVID-19 test or have been told to self-isolate, visit our self-isolation support and inspiration page.

Page last reviewed: 01 April 2021