From 16th August, shielding will be ‘paused’ if coronavirus continues to decline in Wales.
This means that anyone who has had a shielding letter will, from that date, feel reassured to follow the same ‘lockdown’ measures as the rest of the population, and you’ll receive a letter from the Welsh Government confirming this.
A copy of that letter can be found on the Welsh Government’s website here.
Some of the key changes:
- Food boxes.For those who are receiving food boxes these will remain in place until 16th August. After this date they will no longer be available. You will receive a leaflet telling you about these changes
- Priority shopping. This will still be available in supermarkets until the end of September
- Medicine deliveries. The volunteer medicine delivery scheme will be available until the end of September.
- Returning to work. This will be possible, although you should have a chat to your employer about making sure the work place is COVID-secure.
Full details will be available on the Welsh Government website.