The Government yesterday announced a two stage relaxation of it’s national shielding programme for clinically extremely vulnerable groups.
Across the country 2.2 million adults and children have been advised to shield since March. This has meant these people staying inside as much as possible and keeping visits outside to a minimum. Yesterday the Government announced a two-phased reduction in the shielding programme. From Monday 6 July individuals can start to go outdoors and meet with others, taking care to stick to strict social distancing guidance. From 1 August the measures will be further relaxed to allow people to visit shops and places of worship and to return to work or school. Government food parcels will also stop. The full guidance issued by the Government can be found here.