A further 5,700 Devon residents have been identified as being Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) from this week, and can expect a letter from the government inviting them to register on the National Shielding Support System.
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The government is advising an extra 1.7 million people to shield after a new model has identified them as being at high risk from coronavirus, and therefore classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.
If you have been identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable, the government will be issuing additional advice and guidance for you during this latest lockdown period.
You are still able to form a Christmas bubble if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, but it does involve greater risks for you. You will minimise your risk of infection if you limit social contact with people that you do not live with.
Devon Councils are ready again to support the most clinically vulnerable throughout the national lockdown
With the latest lockdown, the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ have been written to by government again this week, and councils have put in place a support programme for those that need additional help to comply with new lockdown guidance.