Guidance on shielding

Guidance for residents at high risk from coronavirus

Shielding for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) continues to be paused and CEV residents are being asked to follow the same rules as everyone else as we enter step four of the roadmap. New guidance specifically targeted at CEV residents, due to come in on 19 July was published on 12 July. 

Emphasis is being put on personal choice and this cohort is being asked to give careful consideration about additional precautions they may wish to take in order to lower the risk of catching COVID-19 including:

  • Accepting both vaccine doses
  • Considering the risk of close contact with others, particularly in indoor environments
  • Continuing to wear a face mask in enclosed areas for example, on public transport
  • Continuing to socially distance if it feels appropriate and lowers the risk
  • Discussing with your employer how to stay safe at work
  • Discussing safety measures that can be put in place in education settings maximise attendance
  • Continuing to consider visiting shops and pharmacies at quieter times of the day.

Read the full government guidance

Get support

Call the council’s Ealing Together helpline on 020 8825 7170 for advice if you are worried about how you will source food and essentials. This service is open to all residents who are over 60, vulnerable, clinically extremely vulnerable or have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace. Ealing Together may be able to put you in touch with local volunteers who can collect your shopping you have paid for on your behalf. We can also provide support if you are in financial crisis and cannot pay for food. 

Find volunteer groups in your local area who are ready to help. Simply pop your postcode into Ealing Together’s community support directory and choose the services you need. 

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