Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

This guidance is for everyone in England who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes those people who have been identified by the NHS as being clinically extremely vulnerable and those identified through the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: antibody and vaccination data, 1 September 2021

Office for National Statistics published the antibody and vaccination data by UK country and regions in England from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey. This analysis has been produced in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England, and Wellcome Trust. This study is jointly led by the ONS and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) working with the University of Oxford and UK Biocentre to collect and test samples.

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Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic.

Content includes:

  • Who can volunteer
  • Business and venues
  • Contact tracing records
  • Travelling to volunteer or while volunteering
  • Ensuring volunteers and their workplaces are safe
  • Safeguarding volunteers
  • Insurance and volunteers
  • Volunteers who claim benefits or who are ‘furloughed’
  • Involving volunteers in mutual aid groups and community support groups
  • Local information and resources

This guidance is for people who run volunteer-involving organisations or groups, or manage volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering yourself, or are an existing volunteer, read guidance on how to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

The government have published information on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus..

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK.

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COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Government have published stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

This guidance is intended for:

  • households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
  • households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

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Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The government have provided protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Providers of out-of-school and holiday activities operate from a range of premises including schools and other regulated educational institutions, by arrangement with the proprietors of those institutions, and other community premises such as village halls, by arrangement with the owners or managers of those premises.

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COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children and young people

Public Health England have published resources on COVID-19 vaccination for eligible children and young people.

Leaflet

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for eligible children and young people – This leaflet should be given to eligible children and young people or their parents and carers prior to the vaccination appointment.

Information for children and young people on what to expect after their COVID-19 vaccination – This leaflet is for healthcare practitioners to give to children, young people or their parents and carers after their vaccination. It provides information on what to expect after vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination for at-risk children and young people aged 12 to 15 years (simple text) – This leaflet should be given to eligible at-risk children and young people or their parents and carers prior to the vaccination appointment.

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