Manchester news The rules around the clinically vulnerable now shielding has ended Manchester united news
MetiNews.Com - Shielding for the most clinically vulnerable officially came to an end yesterday
Breaking News ! The rules around the clinically vulnerable and coronavirus have changed now shielding has officially ended in most of England as of yesterday, Friday July 31. It means from today, Saturday August 1, the guidance has been relaxed so clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield, but support will remain available from NHS volunteers and local councils. People will retain their priority for supermarket delivery slots, and still be able to access help with shopping, medication, phone calls and transport to medical appointments. Whilst this group of clinically extremely vulnerable people should continue to follow strict social distancing measures, they will be able to participate in more activities such as visiting shops and places of worship. From August 1, the government has paused shielding unless the transmission of Covid-19 in the community starts to rise significantly. However, due to local lockdown restrictions shielding will continue in some areas including Blackburn in the north west and parts of Leicestershire. You can check here which areas are subject to local lockdown restrictions. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here People who are clinically vulnerable include transplant recipients, people with specific cancers, conditions such as severe asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart conditions. People don't need to shield as of today (Image: PA) This means: the government will no longer be advising you to shield the support from the National Shielding Service of free food parcels, medicine deliveries and care will stop NHS Volunteer Responders will carry on delivering the food you buy, prescriptions and essential items to you if you need it you will still be eligible for priority supermarket slots (if you have registered by 17 July) You may still be at risk of severe illness if you catch coronavirus, so stay at home as much as you can and continue to take precautions when you do go out. You can do this by washing your hands regularly, avoiding touching your face and keeping 2 metres away from people outside of your household or bubble wherever possible.
. We know how difficult this period has been and the impact shielding has had on many people’s mental health. “The prevalence of the virus in the community is now lower and chances of getting infected are reduced, so we believe it is the right time to relax some of the advice so people can start to regain a degree of normality once more in their daily lives." She said people should continue to follow social distancing guidance outside their homes and wash their hands frequently to risk becoming infected.
People who have been shielding can now go out after the number of coronavirus cases has fallen
Health Secretary Matt Hancock added: “I want to thank all those who have been shielding for so many weeks for their commitment to the shielding programme.
"I know this has been incredibly tough. Shielding has involved not leaving your house for months, not seeing people you care about, not being able to wander to the park for some fresh air, or even pop to the shops for something you need. This sacrifice has been for a purpose, and I want to thank every single one of you." He said the measures had been vital in saving lives. The government has written to all individuals on the Shielded Patient List with updated information on shielding advice and the ongoing support that will be available to them.
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