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Covid-19. Update from SODC

Shielding guidance relaxed

You may have seen the government is relaxing the guidance for residents who are currently shielding from Monday 6 July.

We want all of our shielding residents to be aware that even after the guidance has been relaxed, we’re still available to provide support and advice, so please do let them know – they can continue to call 01235 422600 or email communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk<mailto:communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk>.  Lines are open 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

If you weren’t aware – the changes that come into place on 6 July state that people who are shielding:

*   can meet in a group of up to 6 people outdoors, including people from different households, while maintaining strict social distancing
*   no longer need to observe social distancing with other members of their household
*   can form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household – all those in a support bubble will be able to spend time together inside each other’s homes, including overnight, without needing to socially distance.

You can find the full details about how shielding arrangements are changing on the government’s website<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>.