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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding support and contacts

3rd April 2020

Details of shielding support in local areas to arrange for food and medicine deliveries, and other support services.

Highest risk classification
Some groups of people are considered to be at extremely high risk of severe illness with Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are in this group you will receive a letter from NHS Scotland or be contacted by your doctor. If you are in this group you should follow shielding measures.

Shielding is only recommended for those at highest risk of severe illness if they contract Coronavirus (COVID-19). This group of people will be advised to take very stringent measures to protect themselves from contracting the virus and will be contacted by letter.

This note/page should help you identify if your health condition means you will be advised to follow shielding measures.

The Scottish Government is working with NHS Scotland to identify everybody who should follow shielding measures. Many people have already received a letter telling them they should be shielding but many more will receive a letter in the coming weeks.We are grateful for the help of GPs and hospital clinicians in continuing to identify the patients that need to take the strictest measures to protect themselves.

If you have not yet received a letter from NHS Scotland but your condition is included in the table below you are advised to protect yourself immediately by following the shielding measures set out on the NHS Inform website

We are asking GPs and hospital clinicians to ensure everyone who is at the highest risk is sent a letter, even if they do not have one of the conditions listed. If your clinician thinks you are at the highest risk then you will be contacted by letter.

Regardless of whether you are the person at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 you can help protect the many thousands of people who are at risk by staying at home.

To Read Full details about the conditions involved go HERE