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1.7million added to the list of people who need to shield

By February 18, 2021Uncategorized

The number of people being advised to shield from coronavirus in England has nearly doubled after a change in health guidance, including almost a million who are of working age.

An additional 1.7 million people have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced yesterday.

Of the new additions to the list, 820,000 are under the age of 70 and are unlikely to have been vaccinated.

Therefore they will need to be able to work from home or be offered furlough if possible!