People who are clinically extremely vulnerable are at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus (COVID-19). They should have received a letter advising them to shield or have been told by their GP or hospital clinician.
If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable you were advised to take extra precautions during the peak of the pandemic in England. This is known as ‘shielding’. The government is advising that you do not need to shield from 1st August. This is because the rates of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community have fallen significantly.
The extent to which you resume activities you used to do before March 2020 is down to your preference and circumstances.
From 1st August 2020 you can
•return to work if you cannot work from home and your workplace is covid safe.
•participate in activities such as going to the shops or places of worship.
•continue accessing priority supermarket delivery slots and NHS volunteer responder scheme.
Full details are available on the government website.
As a household, you can now plan and prepare for any changes in present circumstances so that if you or someone that you rely on has to self-isolate or is unavailable you still have access to everything you need.
Shopping for Food and Essential Supplies
If you registered with the National shielding list you will be eligible for priority online shopping for a number of national supermarkets who have access to the database.
Please note that some supermarkets will only deliver to the outside of a block of flats.
There are also commercial food delivery options available, including food boxes and prepared meals. Use a search engine to find out what services are available near you.
Morrisons offers an order by phone service. Call 0345 322 0000 to find out more.
Welfare benefits support during coronavirus
Mental health support
Spotting covid related scams / calls
Basic care needs
We have a dedicated mailbox for queries about how Dudley Council can support you mail DudleyCouncilPlus@dudley.gov.uk or call on 0300 555 2345. This service is open 9 - 5:30pm weekdays.