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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 133238, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he plans to put in place for people who are shielding in Tier 4 covid-19 lockdown areas.

Answered on

11 January 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January, a new national lockdown has been introduced to help tackle the large rise in cases of COVID-19. In addition to the new rules that apply to everyone, the Government is also advising all clinically extremely vulnerable people to shield to further protect themselves during this period.

Current guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people is to stay at home as much as possible, apart from going outside for exercise or to attend health appointments. They are advised not to go to the shops and should work from home where possible. If unable to work from home, they should not attend the workplace.

Further details are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

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Department of Health and Social Care