Guidance for patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable. (Shielding)
Any patients who were identified as clinically vulnerable would have received a letter from the NHS in the 1st lockdown advising to shield. Since the announcement on the 04/01/2021 any patients who shielded last time are requested to shield again.
All clinically extremely vulnerable people will receive a new letter with information on what they should be doing to stay safe. The practice will not be providing letters to patients about shielding – they will come directly from NHS England.
Should your employer request the new letter or request a note from your GP, unfortunately the GPs are unable to do letters and you should wait to received the new shielding letter.
Shielding letters are for the patient only NOT for household members – anyone who is concerned should speak with their employers.