No doubt many of you would have seen the government announcement or media coverage over the weekend related to the new changes for those patients who are currently shielding.
For more information about these changes please visit
Additional sources of guidance can also be found at
NHS.UK – provides patient-facing information on health services and medical conditions.
NHS Volunteer Responders – the NHS is also providing further support to those at highest clinical risk via the GoodSam App and NHS Volunteer Responders. People who are shielding can request support from the NHS Volunteer Responders by calling 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm. This service will not replace any local voluntary referral schemes already established but will complement these.