Revised guidance for shielded patients unveiled for England-wide lockdown

The government is recommending a less strict approach to shielding during England's nationwide lockdown, which begins tomorrow, as the CMO acknowledged that there had been 'downsides' to the steps taken in the first wave of the pandemic.

by Emma Bower
England CMO Professor Chris Whitty said there had been downsides to shielding in the first wave of the pandemic (Photo: WPA Pool /Getty Images)
England CMO Professor Chris Whitty said there had been downsides to shielding in the first wave of the pandemic (Photo: WPA Pool /Getty Images)

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