Is there any extra advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable during the second lock down?

Everybody must follow the national guidance from Thursday 5 November. Extra advice has been provided from the department of Health and Social care for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable: 

  • Stay at home apart from to exercise or to attend a medical appointment – you are urged to you keep your appointments and continue to receive the care you need
  • If you cannot work from home, you should not attend work. You may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit, or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
  • You are advised not to go to the shops. Continue to use your supermarket priority delivery slot, ask friends and family to help you with your food shopping, or contact NHS Volunteer Responders, you can call them on 0808 1963 646. If you still cannot access support, please contact your local authority.
  • You are advised not to go to the pharmacy – ask friends and family to collect your medicines for you. If this is not possible, you will be eligible for free medicine deliveries. Contact your local pharmacy for more information. 

You will be able to use a new online service to register yourself, or on behalf of someone else on the GOV.uk website to:

  • Request access to a priority supermarket delivery slot (if you have already got priority supermarket deliveries, you will keep them).
  • tell your council if you need support in order to follow this guidance that you are unable to arrange yourself and cannot be provided by friends, family or other support networks
  • make sure your details such as your address are up to date.

Further guidance for people who are shielding or clinically vulnerable can be found on the GOV.UK shielding web page.

Further details can also be found on the gov.uk coronavirus web page, along with additional information for ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

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