Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th October 2021.

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Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the support that is available to meet the needs of clinically extremely vulnerable people who are choosing to shield since the move to stage 4 of the coronavirus roadmap on 19 July 2021.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The shielding programme has now ended in England, meaning that people who were previously considered clinically extremely vulnerable will not be advised to shield in the future or follow specific national guidance. The same general guidance for the whole population should now be followed. Those who remain concerned should discuss any risks their National Health Service clinician.

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