Can I Get a Shielding Note?

Current Government guidance does not advise those who are part of the clinically extremely vulnerable group to shield. The government has advised that this group should work from home where possible but if not can go to work, following advice on social distancing.

As a result, you will not be able to get a shielding note from your GP and you will not be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA) based solely on being more vulnerable to adverse effects of COVID-19.

If this changes, a letter will be sent out to those who are categorised as clinically extremely vulnerable and this letter will act as sufficient evidence for SSP or ESA. Visit the following links for more information: