1 April 2021: End to shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable

Public Health England has issued new guidance to those categorised as being extremely clinically vulnerable. It states that, from 1 April 2021, they are no longer advised to shield and will no longer be eligible for SSP or similar benefits as a result of being advised to shield. These employees may continue to be furloughed though.


Employees are still advised to work from home where possible, however those categorised as being clinically extremely vulnerable can return to the workplace if this is not possible from 1 April 2021.


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