Advice for clinically extremely vulnerable
Important advice for those who were clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding) in Leicester.
From 1 April, clinically extremely vulnerable people are no longer advised to shield as virus infection rates continue to fall. You must now follow the national restrictions. However, you are still advised to take extra precautions to keep yourself safe. You will have received a letter with further guidance and steps you will need to continue to follow, to reduce the risk of catching the virus.
You are in a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination and you can book your appointment online. If no convenient slot is available, phone your GP.
Even if you have had both doses of the vaccine, you should continue to follow the guidance above as the impact of the vaccination among all groups continues to be assessed. The people you live with should continue to follow the public health rules and guidance as long as they are in place, regardless of whether you or they have received the vaccine.
The NHS is open you should continue to access all the NHS services that you need. It is safer for you to use the NHS than to try to manage alone. You can also quickly and easily access a range of NHS services from home, including ordering repeat prescriptions or having an online appointment.
You can get a free four-month supply of Vitamin D supplements to support your general health. Register for these at nhs.uk/get-vitamin-D.
You can contact the NHS Volunteer Responder scheme for help collecting shopping, medicine or other essential supplies, or just for someone to talk to. You can call them free on 0808 1963646.
If you are concerned that you will still need help during the lockdown period, please fill out our online form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.