People who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable do not have to shield, but are advised to stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend essential health appointments. Please read the full government guidance here
As part of the second lockdown, patients who have been identified as at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (Covid-19), have been sent letters this week. The letters contain advice on how to take extra steps to protect yourself. There is no need to obtain a FIT note for your employer if you are unable to go to work the letter you will have received from the Government will suffice.
The clinically vulnerable list has been increased to cover new conditions, so some patients will be receiving letters for the first time.
If you have a booked appointment or flu vaccination please attend as normal – if anything changes we will contact you directly. Please do not worry if you need medical help – please contact us, by phone or online as usual
More information and advice for people who are at high risk can be found on the NHS website