People who are clinically extremely vulnerable are at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus (COVID-19).
From 1 April 2021 you are advised to:
- Continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to reduce the amount of time you spend in settings where you are unable to maintain social distancing.
- You should still work from home if you can, but if that is not possible, you can return to the workplace. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace and should
be able to explain to you the measures they have put in place to keep you safe.
- You will no longer be advised to avoid shops or pharmacies; you should minimise rink by shopping and travelling at quieter times of the day
- Clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people should return to school, college or other educational settings.
We know for some people it will be difficult to adjust to the new advice, and some people will continue to need support. Further advice and guidance on local support is available in the below sections.
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.