In summary the changes are:
- The advice for people identified as clinically extremely vulnerable is that they should continue to shield until at least the 30th June but from 1st June, they can spend a short period of time outdoors each day with members of their household, still maintaining a 2 metre distance from others.
- If the shielded person lives alone, the Government is advising they can meet one other person from a different household, maintaining strict social distancing. The advice is that this should be the same person each time.
- Important aspects of the Government’s policy and guidance remain the same. Apart from going outside once per day, a shielded person should continue to avoid all non-essential face to face contact. This means they should still not go shopping or to pharmacies.
- The support for shielded people remains in place and unchanged.