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Changes to shielding guidance for vulnerable people

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Government guidance on shielding has now been paused. This means big changes to the daily life for many people in Kent previously told to stay indoors to protect themselves from the virus.

You can now take a walk, see family and go shopping remembering to stay safe and wear facemasks when in shops.

The government has advised that you can go out to more places and see more people:

  • you can go to work as long as the workplace is COVID-secure – but carry on working from home if you can
  • children who are clinically extremely vulnerable can go back to school (when the rest of their class goes back)
  • you can go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise – keeping 2 meters away wherever possible.

Click here for up-to-date guidance and support.

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