Last week the NHS wrote to those patients considered to be at highest clinical risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) to inform them that they should stay at home at all times and avoid all face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks. This is set out in the Public Health England guidance published on 21 March 2020. This is known as ‘shielding’.

Some patients have been worried about what this means, and some patients have been worried that they have not received a letter.

The following link will hopefully provide clarity FAQs for patients.

Remember, to stay at home and keep safe.