Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable
This guidance is for everyone in England who has been identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV). If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. You may have been advised to shield in the past.
On 23 November, the Prime Minister announced that the Government will be reintroducing the system of local Tiers from 2 December. At each Tier there will be a set of rules that everyone in your area must follow.
Unlike the guidance that has been in place since 5 November, we are no longer advising you to stay away from work or school. However, you should continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to reduce the amount of time you spend in settings where you are unable to maintain social distancing. This might include gatherings with large numbers of people, especially indoors, because it significantly increases your risk.
If you are advised to shield in the future, the Government will write to you setting out the guidance and additional support that will be available if you need it.
Find out more about the guidance on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
Priority supermarket delivery slots from seven major supermarkets are available for people who are CEV.
NHS Volunteer Responders are also available to help with things like collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies and with transport to medical appointments. They can also provide a regular, friendly phone call which can be provided by different volunteers each time or by someone who was previously advised to shield and will stay in contact for several weeks. More information is available at www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk or you can call 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm.
Emergency help and support
If you are struggling and need extra help or know someone who does, you can call a number of services directly.
If you are struggling due to COVID-19, you may be able to receive some financial support
This is a difficult time, so it’s more important than ever that you look after your physical and mental wellbeing.
The Brent Mutual Aid network is made up of 20 Mutual Aid independent groups run by neighbours that connect, listen and support other neighbours.
Groups covering all of Brent have been working to provide practical support such as delivering food, medicine and other supplies to people who need to stay at home, as well as providing emotional support.
To speak to someone or get help, please contact your local Mutual Aid group using the details below:
- Alperton email@example.com 07860 123494
- Barnhill firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8050 2387
- Brondesbury Park email@example.com 020 8050 3929
- Dollis Hill firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8914 7891
- Dudden Hill email@example.com 07588 541399
- Fryent & Queensbury firstname.lastname@example.org 07721 233 050
- Harlesden email@example.com 07446 557 715
- Kensal Green firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8638 8291
- Kenton email@example.com 07725 881428
- Kilburn firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3488 4916
- Mapesbury MapesburyMutualAid@gmail.com 020 8914 7950
- Northwick Park NorthwickPark.MutualAid@gmail.com 020 8050 1768
- Preston email@example.com 07725 881428
- Queens Park firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8050 3875
- Stonebridge email@example.com 07950 994411
- Sudbury firstname.lastname@example.org 07770 678714
- Tokyngton email@example.com 020 8050 3164
- Welsh Harp firstname.lastname@example.org 0330 043 1787
- Wembley Central email@example.com 020 8050 1617
- Willesden Green firstname.lastname@example.org 07593 426959
Other Mutual Aid groups near you
- Alperton Community Support, 07464 982524 (Trupti Sangani)