Latest government guidance
The shielding programme has now ended in England. This means that people who were previously considered clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) will not be advised to shield in the future or follow specific national guidance.
You can find out more on GOV.UK
COVID-19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk – Guidance for people aged 12 and over whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please remember that the NHS is open, and we urge you to continue to access all the NHS services that you need. It is safer for you to use the NHS than to try to manage alone.
If you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on your health, speak to your GP, hospital clinician or use NHS111.
People at higher risk from Coronavirus – NHS advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Talking Cafes are a great support if you are looking for help and advice on important services such as caring for another, housing, health, finance, adult social care, children’s services, feelings of loneliness and isolation – anything that is worrying you.
Pop along to one of the Talking Café events, or tune in on Facebook for a weekly live session.
You can find out more on the Somerset Village and Community Agents website
Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 – Guidance for living safely with respiratory infections, including coronavirus (COVID-19).
NHS – What you can do if you are feeling lonely during the coronavirus outbreak
Vitamin D supplementation during winter: Statement from Public Health England (PHE) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
COVID-19 vaccination: for people with a weakened immune system – Information on the third dose for people with a weakened immune system.
Using the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate COVID-19 status – How to use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad or at venues or events in the UK that request it as a condition of entry.
Somerset County Council
Living with Coronavirus and getting tested
Somerset’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
Useful national and local links
Coronavirus – our affected services