16 July 2020
Lady on telephone

Coronavirus support for the clinically extremely vulnerable (also known as the shielding population) is ending, but it’s not too late to register for support.

If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus and you have not yet registered for support, then you have until 17th July, this Friday, to do so.

If you are unsure whether this affects you, you may have received a letter from the Government advising you to isolate or been advised to by your GP which means this applies to you.

Registering for support entitles you to a free weekly food parcel from the Government until the end of July. It will also enable you to get a priority slot for supermarket deliveries. You will also be able to ask for help to meet any basic care needs that you have.

To register, call 0800 028 8327 or visit the gov.uk website. Please note that in order to register you will need to know your NHS number, which can be found on any letter from the NHS, on your prescriptions or you can ask your GP.

If you have a problem getting online you can always ask someone to register on your behalf. If you need help from a volunteer there are two ways to access this:

  • Call the Northamptonshire County Council support line on 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5 (8am to 6pm)
  • You can also get help from an NHS Volunteer Responder. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm).

Further advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (shielding) can be found on the NHS website.