People identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ no longer need to shield according to the latest government guidance on shielding.
Government food parcels and priority supermarket slots
A government scheme to deliver food parcels to shielding residents ended on 31 July.
Those who had signed up for support before 17 July will still receive priority supermarket delivery slots after 31 July.
Shielding residents who need support to access food can contact our Together We Can helpline. We can provide advice and arrange volunteers if you need help with your shopping.
The helpline telephone number is 0300 123 7052 or you can request help using our online form.
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.