Clinically extremely vulnerable people throughout Wiltshire can now receive new guidance to help them reduce their risk from COVID-19.

The guidance will be tied into the new local COVID-19 alert levels framework, meaning those at the highest risk of serious illness from the virus will receive specific advice depending on the level of risk in their local area, as COVID-19 rates continue to rise.

Wiltshire is in the ‘Medium’ tier, so the clinically extremely vulnerable must strictly observe social distancing, meet others outside where possible, limit unnecessary journeys on public transport and work from home where possible, but they can still go to work, and children should still attend school. This is on top of restrictions for everyone to only meet in groups of up to six people (the ‘Rule of Six’). All relevant information is contained within the image (right).

If anyone needs help but do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support them, they should contact the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub who can help with deliveries of food and other essentials, as well as loneliness and wellbeing.

Call the helpline on 0300 003 4576 or via email at wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk. The Wellbeing Hub team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.