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Based on what we know about coronavirus (COVID-19), doctors have advised that the group of people identified in the list below are at an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19):

The advice to this group is the same as it is to the wider population.

In addition, a risk assessment tool has been developed to help people working to see if they are at higher risk of developing more serious symptoms if they come into contact with coronavirus (COVID-19). It helps people to consider their personal risk factors for coronavirus (COVID-19) and suggests how to stay safe.

There are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness and make them more susceptible to the most serious effects of COVID-19. This group are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. They will be added to the shielding patient list and receive letters with the latest advice directly.