Updated shielding guidance
From 1 April 2021, employees categorised as “extremely clinically vulnerable” are no longer advised to shield, in an update to shielding guidance published by Public Health England.
This puts extremely clinically vulnerable on the same footing as all other employees and there is no change to the general recommendation that all employees should wpork from home wherever possible. However, extremely clinically vulnerable employees who cannot work from home are now able to attend their place of work.
Again, like all employees, extremely clinically vulnerable should still continue to comply with general lockdown laws and adopt the basic protective measures we are now all familiar with, such as maintaining social distancing, frequently washing hands and wearing a mask.
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