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The government has announced that the current shielding advice will end from April 1st as virus infection rates continue to fall.
People on the shielded patient list will receive letters with updated guidance on steps they can take to reduce their risk.
These set out practical steps people can follow to reduce their risk of catching the virus, including continuing to maintain strict social distancing and to keep their overall social contacts at low levels, such as working from home where possible.
The move follows the steady decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations across the country for the last couple of weeks.
The updated guidance is here.
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