Government changes guidelines for vulnerable people.
Around 2.2 million people with severe health conditions have been following shielding guidance from the Government.
Now shops, restaurants and businesses are reopening as lockdown rules ease, the Government has relaxed their advice to those shielding in two stages.
Changes from 6 July
From Monday 6 July, those shielding can spend time outdoors in a group of up to six people (including people outside of their household). This can be in a public outdoor space, or in a private garden or uncovered yard or terrace.
From Saturday 1 August, advice to those shielding will be relaxed further, and some support services will stop.
More information will be announced on 1 August.
General advice throughout both stages, to anyone who has been shielding remains the same:
- Stay at home as much as possible and take precautions when you do go out.
- Wash your hands regularly
- Avoiding touching your face
- Keep 2 metres away from people outside of your household or bubble wherever possible.
Support our residents
Councillor Holly Whitbread, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Service said:
We understand that this has been a challenging time for everyone across the Epping Forest district and beyond. We will continue to work alongside Voluntary Action Epping Forest to support our residents where we can as the guidelines change.
More information is available on the Epping Forest District Council Coronavirus page
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