Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people on the Highest Risk List: evidence review

This report presents key evidence underpinning our advice to people on Scotland's highest risk (formerly shielding) list.

Executive Summary

A systematic review of each of the original groupings of people on the Highest Risk List pinpoints the groups which clinicians advise now have a significantly reduced risk, and the groups which still have a higher level of risk. We will publish separate guidance for these two groups.

The groups of people who do still have a higher risk are as follows:

  • Group 1 – Transplant
  • Group 2 – Cancer
  • Group 5 - Immunosuppression

This review supports the conclusion that there is no longer a purpose for, or need to retain the Highest Risk List.



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