Shielding and support for vulnerable people

The NHS has contacted people who have a serious health condition that makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

These people are being advised to stay indoors and avoid contact with others for 12 weeks. 

During this time they will get regular deliveries of food and medicines, as part of a national support scheme.  You can find information about who is eligible for this support here:

Where the national scheme falls short or can’t meet people’s specific needs, we are ready to step in and make sure they get the support they need. 

If you think you should be classed as ‘extremely vulnerable’ and have not received a letter from the NHS or been contacted by your GP, please ask for support by either:

Support for vulnerable children

Public Health Englanddownload the easy read version of their advice on the coronavirus 

National Autistic Society read guidance and find out about their helpline for parents and young people 

Mencapdownload the easy read guide to COVID-19 

Place2Beread a guide to help parents answer questions from their children and support family wellbeing 

Young Minds read guidance on talking to your child about coronavirus and 10 tips from their parent helpline to support family wellbeing 

Carers UKread the guidance for carers 

Covibook – an interactive tool designed to help children explain and draw their emotions during the pandemic (for ages 7 and under) 

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