How can any of us know? It's over a month since I had my first letter, I have had others since but all dated April (so in theory finishing shielding at the end of July) and all the same. My feeling is that until there is a vaccine we will have to continue shielding but I am merely a practising arthritic, not a doc or rheumatologist waiting to be told what to tell people by a government which doesn't know what to do. DD
Just had a text this morning to say I have to shield until the 30th June and that a revised letter will be coming out to me from the NHS.
I had a telephone consultation with rheumatology today and asked about my shielding due to end shortly and nurse said they are waiting to hear from government so it would seem we are not the only people in the dark .
Hope we hear soon
I shall ignore the Government advice about easing of restrictions as I fully expect a second wave to hit soon, I shall keep staying at home as far as possible and do whatever I can to negate the chances of catching the virus. There is a lot of talk about the "R" rate and that as long as it is below 1 things are getting better BUT the University of Cambridge's research shows that the "R" rate down here is ABOVE 1 now due to the influx of second home owners and holiday makers but the Government are going on the UK average. Our one and only main hospital in Cornwall has 2/3rds of virus cases being from out of the County and I popped into the village shop for some milk yesterday when a woman stuck her head round the door asking if the shop was also a Post Office which is 100 yards down the road; clearly not a local!
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