From 6 July:
• you may, if you wish, meet in a group of up to 6 people outdoors, including people from different households, while maintaining strict social distancing;
• you no longer need to observe social distancing with other members of your household;
• in line with the wider guidance for single adult households (either an adult living alone or with dependent children under 18) in the general population, you may from this date, if you wish, also form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household. All those in a support bubble will be able to spend time together inside each other's homes, including overnight, without needing to socially distance. This is a small advisory change that brings those affected a step nearer others in their communities. However, all the other current shielding advice will remain unchanged at this time.
From 1 August
The advice to ‘shield’ will be paused. From this date, the Government is advising you to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding measures. Strict social distancing means you may wish to go out to more places and see more people but you should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household or support bubble.
In practice, this means from 1 August you are advised that you no longer need to shield. This means that from 1 August:
• you can go to work, if you cannot work from home, as long as the business is COVID-safe;
• children who are clinically extremely vulnerable can return to their education settings if they are eligible and in line with their peers. Where possible children should practise frequent hand washing and social distancing;
• you can go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise but you should maintain strict social distancing; and
• you should remain cautious as you are still at risk of severe illness if you catch Coronavirus, so the advice is to stay at home where possible and, if you do go out, follow strict social distancing.
More detailed guidance will appear on GOV.UK when the changes come into effect on 6 July and 1 August.
Links to support for vulnerable patients who are isolating
West Sussex County Council
How to register to the COVID-19 vulnerable patient HUB
Local telephone Befriending Service - DBS checked volunteers
Guide to shopping for vulnerable residents
Guide to maintaining Wellbeing during isolation
BURGESS HILL HELPER ARMY
they are offering help to isolating or otherwise vulnerable people in the community currently by providing:
-signposting on to other organistations who can help with other requests.
They aren't a charity are not DBS checked so CANNOT get involved in medication deliveries/prescriptions.
Contact Numbers: 07522545840 or 07788205708
offer similar to Burgess Hill Helper Army but ARE DBS checked and can help with prescriptions. They usually deal with a specific caseload but could help if anyone struggling with prescriptions.
Contact Number: 07876066368
How to get food deliveries and priority shopping