Shielding support

People identified as 'clinically extremely vulnerable' are currently advised to shield.

More people have now been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been advised by letter or email to shield.

If you have been told to shield, do not attend work, school, college or university. Shielding advice is in place until 31 March. You can read the guidance on what you should do to protect yourself here.


If you are clinically extremely vulnerable and have questions about when and how you will receive your vaccination, you can find the latest information about the vaccination programe on Dorset CCG's vaccination website.

Local support if you are shielding

If you are shielding and are in vital need of urgent support, our Together We Can team can help. Call the team on 0300 123 7052 (Mon - Fri 9am-5pm) or visit our Together We Can page.

Wellbeing support

If you are feeling anxious about leaving your home, especially if you have been shielding, there is support available on our mental health and wellbeing page.