COVID-19 update on shielding: 24th June 2020
The Government has announced a relaxation of its guidelines for those individuals that are shielding. These changes come into effect on the 6th July and include removing the need to social distance within a household, meeting individuals from other households outdoors and forming support bubbles. The shielding programme is expected to be paused at the end of July.
For further details please refer to the Crohn’s and Colitis UK website here: https://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/news/advice-for-people-with-crohns-and-colitis-self-isolation-social-distancing#new-shielding (“What do the new shielding guidelines mean for me?”) and the Government website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19.
The guidance is different for those that are deemed ‘clinically vulnerable’ and ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’.
It is important that all individuals remain to be careful and diligent about social distancing and hand hygiene.
Guidance is continually evolving. If you are uncertain about how to interpret the guidelines it is important to seek advice from your GP and/or IBD nurse/doctor. Alternatively, feel free to contact Jewish Digest and we will try and assist you.