The Welsh Government has published an Easy Read version of the latest coronavirus shielding update, explaining that everyone who has been shielding can stop after 16th August.

Letters from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales are currently being sent to those who have been shielding. The letter provides details of the support that will continue to be available to the shielding group, and the best ways to continue staying safe from coronavirus as shielding ends.

The Easy Read version of this update, produced by Learning Disability Wales, is available to read here. It explains that the advice is changing because there is now a lower chance of catching coronavirus in Wales. But there are still precautions that need to be taken.

The shielding group will still get first choice of supermarket home delivery times and the prescription delivery service will keep going until the end of September 2020. Welsh Government will keep a list of people who were shielding so that updates can be sent if necessary. For example, if coronavirus comes back in certain areas the Chief Medical Officer may need to ask people in that area to shield again.

Full details can be found in the Easy Read document. It covers:

  • Why the advice is changing
  • How Welsh Government will support those shielding after 16th August
  • Children and young people
  • Keeping safe when you stop shielding
  • Carers and support workers
  • Medicines and hospital or doctors’ appointments
  • Going to work or school
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Your local council’s contact details

For the latest information about coronavirus, please visit the Welsh Government website.