The success of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme has meant that the requirement for shielding and identifying people as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) is no longer necessary. However, there remains a smaller number of people whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, despite vaccination.
Enhanced protections such as those offered by treatments, additional vaccinations and potentially other non-clinical interventions may benefit them.
Visit GOV.UK to find out:
- how to keep yourself safe
- if you are eligible for additional COVID-19 vaccine doses
- if you are eligible for new NHS COVID-19 treatments if you become infected and how to access them
- what to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19