Welsh Government logoToday (16th July), the Chief Medical Officer announced that as long as the rates of coronavirus transmission remain low in our communities, he will pause his advice to those who are shielding, and that they will no longer need to do so after the 16th August.

A letter will be sent to all those who are shielding before 16th August to confirm this advice.

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has made this decision in line with CMOs across the other UK nations; recognising that shielding was put in place to protect those at the most significant risk of harm at a time when prevalence of the coronavirus in our communities was rising.

Click here to read a Q&A document which has been issued by Welsh Government to help you understand the new advice.

SCVS will continue to offer signposting and support to individuals affected by coronavirus, whether they have been shielding or not, for the immediate future. For more information, click here to visit our ‘Coronavirus support for individuals pages’.