COVID-19 NI

Shielding for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People

Shielding advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) people has been updated by the Department of Health from 26 December for a six week period.

CEV people remain extremely vulnerable to the virus, and should avoid attending shops, pharmacies, and social interactions unless absolutely necessary.

The advice in relation to CEV people attending the workplace has also been updated;

From 26 Dec, CEV people who are working but unable to do so from home are advised not to attend the workplace.

This working guidance is subject to individual discretion. CEV people are able to use their own judgement whether they should attend work, depending on the Covid-security of their workplace.

According to the Chief Medical Officer, this strengthened advice is intended to enhance protection for vulnerable people against Covid-19. The guidance is not advising CEV people to stay permanently indoors, and encouraging them to continue going outside for exercise, provided they observe social distancing measures.

Definition and examples of ‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ can be found through the link below.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): definitions of ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ and ‘vulnerable’ | NIdirect

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Updated: 2 weeks ago Posted: January 4, 2021 11:09 am Share: