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Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable

Information about shielding, a measure to protect extremely vulnerable people.
Lewisham is in National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions

Find out about the COVID-19 restrictions.

Protecting our most vulnerable residents

People who are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ are considered to be at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 due to their underlying health conditions. Find out which health conditions are included in the clinically extremely vulnerable group.

National lockdown advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable

Lewisham is in National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions.

The government is advising people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to shield.

This means you should not attend work, school, college or university, and limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.

The government is sending letters to clinically extremely vulnerable people. This letter is to give you more details on the new guidance.

Find out more about the National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions.

Support with food and other essential items

Some support for clinically extremely vulnerable people, such as the weekly food parcels provided by the Government and the free pharmacy delivery service, came to an end on 31 July.

However, you will still receive priority slots for supermarket deliveries if you registered before 17 July. Community Connections Lewisham can support with practical assistance and food related issues. You can contact Community Connections on 0330 058 3464 between 9.30am – 4pm from Monday to Friday.

You can also contact NHS Volunteer Responders if you need help to get your shopping, prescriptions or other essential items. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm) to request volunteer support. 

Community Connections Lewisham can also help you access food and befriending services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please contact: 0330 058 3463

Or  visit the Community Connections Lewisham website for further information.

If you are in urgent need, please contact us:

call 0208 314 3535

email incident@lewisham.gov.uk

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