People who are clinically extremely vulnerable are at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus (COVID-19).
What has changed?
The Government has announced that a new group of people will be sent a letter asking them to shield. The advice contains an updated list on who will be affected. If you have not received a letter or email asking you to shield, but believe you are clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid, please contact your GP. Shielding advice has now been extended to 31 March 2021.
England is in a national lockdown. You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
For further information visit Government guidance pages.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) people across England are all now advised to shield and as such, the NSSS will allow all CEVs to declare food needs, register for priority access to supermarket delivery slots, and register that they have additional support needs.
Please see the letters you will receive from Government notifying you to shielding or to continue to shield.
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.