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Majority of children no longer need to shield

By July 7, 2020National News

Published 6th July 

  • 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 COVID-19 will be able to be removed from the shielded patient list, the government has confirmed in the latest shielding guidance. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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