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Covid 19 and Shielding – update

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed via the  Downing Street Press Conference.

It was confirmed that from Monday, July 6, millions of people shielding will be advised they can spend more time outside their homes.

  • From then. those shielding from coronavirus can gather in groups of up to six people outdoors and form a ‘support bubble’ with another household
  • Government shielding support package will remain in place until the end of July when people will no longer be advised to shield
  • Shielding will end on August 1 and those who have been shielding will be able to look to return to work
  • Further detailed guidance is available here