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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Clinically extremely vulnerable people

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The GOV.UK website has guidance for extremely vulnerable people, including:

  • Staying at home and shielding
  • Registering for support
  • Help with food and medicines
  • Visits from essential carers
  • If you develop symptoms
  • Looking after your mental wellbeing
  • Advice for carers
  • Work and employment for those who are shielding

See GOV.UK: Guidance for extremely vulnerable people

For help with food and medicine, see GOV.UK: How to get food and other essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Support for people in South Tyneside who need help from 1 August 2020

The Council has made alternative arrangements for those who may still need help from 1 August.

This is in line with the national shielding programme being stood down to coincide with vulnerable people no longer being advised to shield from 1 August.

Future support will be available for those who need to self-isolate or shield again and have no other means of support to get basic supplies.

This will range from signposting and providing advice for those who are identified though the NHS Test and Trace programme to supporting clinically extremely vulnerable people in the event of a localised outbreak in the community, or a Borough-wide or national lockdown, in which case the Covid-19 Support Hub would be stood back up.

The South Tyneside Covid-19 Support Hub helpline number 0191 424 7575 will stay the same.

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