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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding support and contacts

Details of shielding support for vulnerable people to arrange for food and medicine deliveries, and other support services.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding support and contacts
How we have identified people

How we have identified people

You should have been identified if you fall into one of the categories in the highest risk group.

You have been identified using either your GP practice, local health board or securely stored national data so we could write to you.

We would like to reassure you that this information has been shared appropriately within the NHS in Scotland and did not include your medical record. 

We will also notify your GP and your health board that you have been contacted in order that they can provide appropriate support.

You may want us to provide additional support to you by delivering medication or essential grocery supplies. If so, we will share only your contact details with your local authority (your council) in order that they can support you during this difficult time.

We would highlight that this action is only being taken due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, and would assure you that your local authority will not receive any details of your medical condition or health record.