Thousands more in Wales to receive shielding letters this week

5 May 2020

The Welsh Health Minister has said today that thousands more people in Wales will receive shielding letters this week as additional conditions were added to the vulnerable criteria. 

People shielding are advised to stay at home until at least 15 June and are able to get help with obtaining essential food and medicines.

The full list of conditions for which shielding advice has been issued can be found on the Welsh Government website here.

If you haven’t received a shielding letter from the Chief Medical Officer but have a condition listed, you will need to contact your GP or clinician to be added to the shielding list and to access this additional support.

For further help or advice about Welsh issues related to Covid-19, please contact, Emma Hughes –