09 Apr 2020
Information for people who have received a 'vulnerable patient' text or letter about shielding.
The NHS in England has been directly contacting people by text and letter who fall into the 'extremely vulnerable' group and asking them to rigirously follow the 'shielding' guidance for the next 12 weeks.
The full guidance on shielding can be found here
A website and helpline has been set up for people to register for help getting food and basic care: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable. If you cannot sign up on the website, please call 0800 028 8327.
Please do not contact your GP surgery about this unless you believe you/family member should be in this group.
People in the exteremely vulnerable category include: