Shielding for CEV patients to stop from 1st April 2021
THIS CONTENT HAS NOW EXPIRED
The Government has advised that from 1st April 2021 all clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients in England will no longer be required to shield; all CEV patients should have received a letter notifying them of this.
Community pharmacy contractors should be aware that the Pandemic Delivery Service for CEV patients will finish on 31st March 2021, although the service will continue for people who have been notified of the need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
Supporting CEV pharmacy staff:
NHSE&I have published a letter for primary care teams on supporting CEV staff once shielding is paused. It advises that employers should refresh risk assessments for all CEV staff to determine the appropriate work arrangements from 1st April, reflecting the current workplace context, as well as including next steps to support these staff members.