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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Covid tiers latest

Leicestershire is now in national lockdown – here’s the latest information on our services. You can find more information about restrictions at gov.uk/coronavirus

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Clinically extremely vulnerable people

Update for those who are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable people.

If you live in the city of Leicester, please refer to the guidance on Leicester City Council's website

People who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. There are three ways you may be identified as clinically extremely vulnerable:

  • You have a specific condition 
  • Your clinician or GP has added you to the Shielded Patient List because, based on their clinical judgement, they deem you to be at high risk of serious illness if you catch the virus. 
  • You have been identified through the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment as potentially being at high risk of serious illness if you catch the virus. 

For current guidance on clinically extremely vulnerable people see the national guidance

If you do not fall into either of these categories and have not been informed that you are on the clinically extremely vulnerable patients list, follow the national restrictions

If you think there are good clinical reasons why you should be added to the Shielded Patient List, discuss your concerns with your GP or hospital clinician.

Government letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people

For further information refer to the government's website for further information about what you need to do if you're clinically extemely vulnerable and at higher risk of getting coronavirus. 

Support available

If you're clinically extremely vulnerable and you need support, you should see Coronavirus shielding support to register.

By registering, your details will be passed to our Public Health team, and we will be in touch. 

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