The most up to date details of shielding advice to help people make informed decisions and access support services during the coronavirus pandemic can be found on the Scottish Government website.
Everyone is being encouraged to stay at home as much as possible. You can leave your home for essential purposes. This includes things like, going to the shops, going to the hospital appointments and picking up your prescription. Shielding is not being re-instated.
You should continue to work from home if you can. If you cannot work from home, you should not go to work. You will receive a letter from the Chief Medical Officer advising you of this. Your letter is called a shielding notification. It acts as a fit note for as long as lockdown is in place and can be shown to your employer. You do not need a separate fit note from your GP.
Hospitals are currently reviewing their clinics and appointments. It is possible that this might be postponed or cancelled. You will be contacted directly by phone or letter if there are any changes to your care or appointments. If you do not hear anything then you should assume that your appointment will go ahead.
The SMS Shielding Service is an automated process and we have been made aware of a number of problems with registering. There are a few reasons why you might be getting an error message;
You should receive a text acknowledging your registration. If you are unsure if you are registered, you can text the word 'test' using the mobile that you would have used to register. You will then get an automated response that advises whether you are registered for the SMS service and if you have signed up for any particular services.
If you are having difficulty registering using the SMS service and are eligible for the Scottish Government shielding programme, we can register on your behalf.
You can email us on ShieldingResponse@glasgow.gov.uk or call us on 0141 276 1185