Vulnerable residents urged to resume Shielding
Published: 8 January 2021
Derby City Council is calling on ‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ citizens to heed the guidance of the National lockdown to begin Shielding again and to get in touch with the Derby Community Hub on 01332 640000 if they need additional support.
The new Government guidance is for those who are extremely vulnerable to begin Shielding again by staying at home at all times with exceptions of exercise and attending scheduled health appointments. This includes avoiding food shopping and visiting pharmacies. Individuals who are registered will be able to book priority slots for food deliveries and should also contact their regular pharmacies for advice on deliveries.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable adults who are not able to work from home are advised to inform their employer and not go to work.
The Government will be contacting all those who were previously on the ‘Shielding’ list and receiving support and also those newly added to the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable list to determine any additional support requirements. The Community Hub will also be following up with those who have previously sought help.
The Community Hub is there to assist all those in need but will prioritise those who have no family, friends or neighbours to support them.
It is also more important than ever that we keep each other safe by following the hands, face, space guidelines. Lets keep our distance, wash our hands, wear a face covering if we can.
We are also requesting calls from ‘Good Neighbours’ who have some time during lockdown to assist the Hub with a variety of tasks, including distributing food parcels once or twice a week.
Cllr Roy Webb, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing said:
We once again find ourselves in a very serious situation and must all do the right thing for Derby to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
We know this is a big ask of people to stay home once again but we will do our upmost to support all our citizens and are calling on others in the community to stand up and help out in their neighbourhoods too. Only together can we get through this.