Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to covid-19; how many of those people have received a letter from the Government informing them that they are categorised as such; and how many (a) clinically and (b) non-clinically vulnerable people require assistance for accessing food supplies during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 18 May 2020

Around 2.2 million people have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and asked to shield themselves. Comprehensive information on the number of letters sent out is not yet available.

As at 20 May 2020, 341,500 clinically extremely vulnerable people were registered as requiring assistance for accessing food supplies. Information on the number of clinically vulnerable and non-clinically vulnerable people eligible for food supplies though the appropriate channels is not collected centrally.

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