New guidance for the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
Date Published: 24 December 2020
New guidance has been issued for residents classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable:
- Those classed as CEV are strongly advised to stay home and stay local over the festive holiday, and not to visit busy shops and/or supermarkets.
- The new variant of COVID-19 is 70% more contagious, therefore it’s as important as ever to protect each other. CEV people should keep 2 metres-plus apart from others outside their household, wash hands regularly and wear a face covering when outside.
- If seeing family on Christmas Day as permitted in a Christmas bubble, remember: Hands - Face - Space.
- Support with shopping is available through:
- CEV people should attend ALL scheduled health appointments, including vaccination jabs. Public transport should be avoided, if possible. If the medical appointment is in a Tier 4 area (such as Peterborough, and in addition all of Cambridgeshire from 26/12), the patient should check they’re still required before travelling.
- Keeping mind and body healthy is essential, so CEV people are still encouraged to take daily outdoor exercise (such as a brisk walk) when and where it’s safe to do so.
- More help and support is available on the Lincolnshire County Council and NKDC websites.
See the full government guidance.