New advice to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

Updated 7th January 2021 

The advice to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, previously ‘shielding’ has changed from today to advise those within this group that they should no longer attend work or school outside the home.

https://gov.wales/alert-level-4-frequently-asked-questions

Alert level 4 means that:

  • people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  • people must not visit other households, or meet other people they do not live with
  • many types of businesses are required to close

As at all alert levels, face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis, and people must self-isolate when told to do so by NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect.

Letters from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales (CMO) will be issued confirming this advice but will take some time to reach individuals due to the festive period.

The Welsh Government have issued a written statement:

https://gov.wales/written-statement-new-advice-those-who-are-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-previously-shielding

Updated guidance will be published on the following link as soon as possible:

https://gov.wales/guidance-protecting-people-defined-medical-grounds-extremely-vulnerable-coronavirus-covid-19

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