Everyone on the Shielded Patients List will receive a letter from Thursday 18 March informing them of the guidance changes and will include practical steps they can follow to reduce their risk of catching COVID-19. Those with an email address registered with their GP may also receive an email.

In line with the government’s COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 roadmap published last month, those on the shielded patient list can begin to follow the national restrictions alongside the rest of the population, but are still advised to take extra precautions to keep themselves safe from COVID-19. The move follows the steady decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations across the country.

For more information on this update, visit the Government’s website

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