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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers

Published: 17 Aug 2020
Last updated: 14 Dec 2020 - see all updates

Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers
Shielding

Shielding

Shielding is a measure to protect people who are clinically at high risk from the coronavirus, by supporting them to self-isolate to minimise all interaction with others.

Read the latest advice on shielding

There is also a helpline - 0800 111 4000 – for other people who are at higher risk and needing help to access local support. Find out further information on the helpline, who it is for, and other sources of support. 

Many people, not just those who are shielding, will face challenges in accessing and affording food and other essentials during this crisis. Read guidance on the help and support that is available.


First published: 17 Aug 2020 Last updated: 14 Dec 2020 -