Shielding advice extended to 31st March
Following Welsh Government advice for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to shield from 22 December 2020, the Chief Medical Officer has reviewed this position and published a statement today to confirm that the advice to shield continues until 31 March.
Read the full statement here: https://gov.wales/written-statement-advice-those-who-are-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-extension-period-advice
This decision takes into account the ongoing high incidence of virus in our communities and the continuing learning around the impacts of new strains of the virus. New letters will issue to those on the shielding patient list over the next fortnight.
Welsh Government has committed that those on the shielding patient list will be contacted and will receive their first Covid-19 vaccination by 15 February.
Read the COVID vaccine special newsletter for kidney patients here: COVID-19 Newsletter Issue 12
Welsh Government guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable can be found at https://gov.wales/guidance-protecting-people-defined-medical-grounds-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-coronavirus