People who are clinically extremely vulnerable are at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus (COVID-19).
What has changed?
COVID-19 numbers are currently (November 2020) rising rapidly across the whole of the UK.
Everyone in England, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, is required to follow the new National Restrictions from 5 November, which have been set out by the government and apply to the whole population. These restrictions:
- require people to stay at home, except for specific purposes
- prevent people gathering with those they do not live with, except for specific purposes
- close certain businesses and venues
New information has been provided by the government and this includes additional guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people, to help protect them from coronavirus (COVID-19). Government will be writing directly to all people this applies to, to outline the new shielding guidance.
These new shielding measures will apply nationally for four weeks up from 5 November to 2 December.
As noted previously, the Government will be writing directly to all people the new shielding guidance applies to:
- Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)
- To parents of children who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CYP)
Please see a copy of the letters you can expect below.
Things you can do
Access to essentials
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable and staying at home there are different ways you can get the essentials you need such as food and medication.
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.