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.
From 5 January, Clackmannanshire along with every local authority in mainland Scotland, moved from Level 4 to Lockdown restrictions, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes. Following this the Chief Medical Officer wrote to everyone on the shielding list to set out advice. While not advising you to stop going outside, which is good for mental and physical health, you should stay home as much as possible but you can still go out for exercise and essential shopping or medicines. More information is available on the Scottish Government website.
We understand that if you have been shielding you may be feeling anxious about 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.