Shielding is a range of measures that can be taken to protect people who are most at risk of severe illness from coming into contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) by minimising all interaction between them and others.
Shielding is being paused from 1 August, and those previously shielding can follow the same advice as the general population.
We understand that if you have been shielding you may be feeling anxious about resuming your life outside your home.
While our specialist community support team will no longer be operating after 31 July, you can still contact us about any concerns you have and we will signpost you to suitable support available in the community.
If you've been financially affected by Coronavirus, you can find out ways to get help and assistance.
We may need to share some personal information with third parties who are helping us to deliver support. See our privacy notice.