Though the latest detailed guidance from the Government makes no specific reference to disabled people, it does make reference to those who are ‘clinically vulnerable’ and ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ people.
Those individuals who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable are being advised to continue shielding themselves for some time to come yet and the Government recognises the difficulties this brings for those affected and for their families and carers who are providing the support. View the current information on the Gov.uk website here.
If you have not received a letter confirming that you are registered as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ you can still register online – just follow the instructions here.
Over the next few weeks, the Government will continue to introduce more support and assistance for these people so that they have the help they need as they stay shielded. The Government will also bring in further measures to support those providing the shield, such as prioritising care workers for testing and PPE (personal protective equipment).
The information recently produced by Disability Rights UK contains a wealth of information including links to:
- An easy read FAQ on what you can and cant do during Coronavirus
- A detailed 60-page document entitled ‘Our Plan to Rebuild’, which is the Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy
- Advice for shielding
- Guidance for those people who are clinically vulnerable
- Current advice from the NHS for those most at risk of harm