Shielding

Shielding is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Shielding measures should be used when an extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes extremely vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities.

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On 24 March the Scottish Government announced they would provide you with support to self-isolate if you’re at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This includes including helping you to access medicine and food supplies.

To help you further we would like to contact you by text message. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you‘ll still be able to access support by phoning your local authority’s shielding support line.

If you’re in this group you will receive a letter with more information, including details on how to register with the SMS service.