Shielding from Coronavirus – update for learning disability and autism partners

The updated guidance on shielding extremely vulnerable people from Coronavirus can be found here. Some of this group will be people with a learning disability, autism or both and we are asking for your help to share the easy read guidance for shielding from coronavirus with people, their families and carers, and providers of services at the same link.

A letter has been going out to these patients to provide information about accessing health and social care during this time and extra support available for them, their families and carers.

All those who receive a letter are encouraged to register now by going to or call 0800 028 8327, the Government’s dedicated helpline.  This will tell whether or not they are in touch with friends, family or a support network in their community who can support them to get food and medicine and follow the advice in the letter they have received.