‘Extremely vulnerable’ will be asked to stay at home as Government abandons shielding

Charities said it was not fair that those who were furloughed from their jobs would get…

Boris Johnson urged to reintroduce shielding instead of imposing Manchester lockdown

However Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, claimed the figures were based on selective data,…

One in three shielding from Covid-19 uneasy about returning to work

Age UK said there is “significant worry” that thousands of workers will be forced to choose…

Ministers face backlash over plans to extend shielding programme to over-50s this winter

Ministers proposing the scheme say it will apply to far more people than the 2.2 million…

Shielding chaos as official letters contradict doctors’ advice

Vulnerable patients across England have been told by their doctors they must continue shielding, despite letters…

Thousands of shielding workers to be forced out of jobs if furlough scheme is not extended

All employers with more than five staff are required to produce written risk assessments, showing how…

GPs using remote stethoscopes to examine patients who are shielding or in care homes

Dr Triska, who is digital first clinical director at Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, a…

People shielding from coronavirus ‘feeling left behind’ as lockdown measures ease

High-risk people who have spent more than two months shielding from coronavirus say they feel “left…

Patients with asthma and cancer removed from coronavirus shielding list by text

Asthma, transplant and cancer patients will no longer be required to shield, the Government has suggested…

More than 100,000 people were wrongly included on coronavirus ‘shielding’ list

When the shielding¬†policy was announced in March, ministers said 1.5 million people would be contacted within…