Press Release from Buckinghamshire Council

05 January 2021

The new lockdown and support available for resident

During the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 4 January, he announced that people who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be asked to shield again.

What does this mean?

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you will receive a letter from the government in the coming days outlining what precautions you should take. You should not leave the house to go to work, to the shops or the pharmacy. When you receive your letter you will need to register on – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support  – if you require support or wish to access a priority supermarket delivery slot.

If you would like to look at what local support is available to help you shield effectively, visit the Bucks Online Directory – https://directory.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/

If you need urgent help, fill in the contact us form on our website –

https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/your-council/contact-us/

or call the council on 01296 395000.

For the latest shielding advice please visit –

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

I am not clinically extremely vulnerable but need support during the lockdown

Residents of Buckinghamshire who are struggling during lockdown can get support from the Council and the local community in a number of ways:

Quote from Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health said “As well as the support we have already put into place during the last nine months of the pandemic, we are again moving Council staff around so they can help support our most vulnerable residents during this lockdown. I’m really proud of how our staff and our communities continue to rise to the challenge.”

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