Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
New guidance has been issued regarding those who are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
As the situation evolves across the UK and guidance changes over time it is important to check our Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arthritis page regularly for updates.
Our information has now been updated to provide details on the recent changes to Christmas arrangements and the introduction of further lock-down restrictions across the UK.
In particular, there is new advice on Shielding and protecting the most vulnerable:
Please check the Government's guidance for 'clinically extremely vulnerable' people, this is the group defined by the government to potentially be the most vulnerable to COVID-19:
We continue to monitor Government announcements from each nation and will provide updates as more information becomes available.