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Majority of children no longer need to shield – Covid-19

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The majority of children currently considered ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ to the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to be removed from the shielded patient list.

  • Evidence from paediatric clinicians shows COVID-19 poses a low risk to children and young people
  • Majority of children currently shielding to be told by their doctor they will not need to do so in the future
  • Only a small group of children with certain medical conditions are likely to be advised to shield if shielding needs to be reintroduced in the future

The majority of children currently considered extremely clinical vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 will be able to be removed from the shielded patient list, the government has confirmed inĀ the latest shielding guidance today.

For the full UK Government updated guidance click here

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