Shielding not needed yet, despite rising Covid rate

Government advisors say that, unlike in March, there are other protective measures in place - such as the rule of six and the wearing of face coverings in shops - to help reduce the spread.Government advisors say that, unlike in March, there are other protective measures in place - such as the rule of six and the wearing of face coverings in shops - to help reduce the spread.

But people should take precautions to avoid getting Covid.

Those who were on the shielding list will receive a letter about the advice with tips on how they should do this.

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is tailored according to the local Covid alert level the person lives in, using the new three-tier system:

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Shielding advice will not automatically be triggered by an area going into tier three.

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