Welcome to socialdistancing.org.uk We’ve gathered some information about shielding and keeping things together while we all get through the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic.

As we enter a second lockdown in England, expected to last from 5th November to 2nd December 2020, some things will feel familiar from the first lockdown. Except for a few reasons – food shopping, exercise, work, etc – everyone must stay at home. You can find a summary of the rules here. Importantly, for people unable to work, the furlough scheme has been extended.

The guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, and who it applies to, can be found here. If you received a letter about being in this group before, it applies again now.

If you are shielding and need help – getting food or medicines delivered or attending medical appointments, you can register on the government website. There’s also practical advice and sources of support on our Get Help page.

We survived lockdown once and we can do it again – stay safe everyone!