Update 19.6.20 – Shielding to continue for 130,000 people until 16th August
Almost 130,000 people will start receiving a letter from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales setting out the latest advice to protect them from coronavirus.
They will be asked to continue shielding until 16 August, but the letter will also describe how the medical advice has changed to enable them to go outdoors to meet other people for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
The shielded group are people who are classed as extremely vulnerable to developing serious illness if they contract coronavirus because they have a specific health condition.
They have been following strict shielding advice for 12 weeks.
You can read more about the announcement here.
Bridgend County Borough Council statement on shielding: https://www.bridgend.gov.uk/my-council/performance-plans-and-reports/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice/frequently-asked-questions-faqs-on-shielding/
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council statement on shielding: https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/EmergenciesSafetyandCrime/InformationforResidentsCoronavirus/ShieldedGroupFoodParcels.aspx