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Coronavirus (COVID-19): communications to the high risk group

Published: 3 Dec 2020
Last updated: 16 Sep 2021 - see all updates

Past communications to people in the highest risk group (previously the shielding list). These include translations and alternative formats.

3 Dec 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): communications to the high risk group

People on the highest risk list receive regular updates and advice by letter. The first letter was issued on 26 March 2020. On this page we will publish letters sent to the highest risk list in recent months.

We will also publish some other communications for the highest risk list, like videos, and any alternative formats and translations that have been requested.

The letters and communications on this page were correct when they first went out, but may no longer be. Find current advice for the highest risk list on

British Sign Language

Coronavirus - your questions answered

Chief Medical Officer – moving beyond Level 0: August 2021

Support to clear your head leaflet: August 2021

Chief Medical Officer - Level 0 changes: July 2021

Chief Medical Officer – household vaccination offer: May 2021

Chief Medical Officer – LFD test offer: April 2021

Chief Medical Officer - updated levels - over 16s: March 2021

Chief Medical Officer: updated levels: Under 16s: March 21

Chief Medical Officer electoral letter - over 16s - February 2021

Chief Medical Officer electoral letter - under 16s - February 2021

Balancing the risks of daily activities during coronavirus letter - 14 December 2020

Letter for new additions to shielding list – 3 December 2020

Christmas card

Christmas card: English version

3 page PDF
2.0 MB

Christmas card: Arabic version

4 page PDF
601.3 kB

Christmas card: Cantonese version

4 page PDF
617.6 kB

Christmas card: Japanese version

4 page PDF
638.6 kB

Christmas card: Urdu version

4 page PDF
591.9 kB

Protection Levels and vitamin D offer letter – 23 October 2020


First published: 3 Dec 2020 Last updated: 16 Sep 2021 -