New shielding guidance
New guidance from Public Health England states that, from 1 April 2021, clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people are no longer advised to shield. The letter, dated 17 March 2021 which has been sent to all those categorised as CEV, states:
‘Everyone is advised to continue to work from home where possible, but if you cannot work from home you should now attend your workplace. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace and should be able to explain to you the measures they have put in place to keep you safe at work.’
The full details of the new guidance for those shielding can be found at Letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people.