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Summary data of living patients on the shielding patient list (SPL) in Wales as at 15 February 2021.

Statistics on living patients on the SPL including:

  • shielding patient counts by local authority and age band
  • shielding patient counts by local health board and age band
  • shielding patient counts by lower super output area and age band

These anonymous summary data have been published to provide the latest information on the shielded patients in Wales, they will be updated when there are significant changes to the SPL. Each List will be based on the latest version of the SPL as defined by the NHS Wales Informatics Service methodology.

The dataset includes regional and local data to allow for analysis, modelling and planning to take place to aid the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The data are taken from management information and are subject to change. They have not been subject to the same validation processes undertaken for official statistics releases. However, they are provided to support transparency and understanding of the size of the SPL in Wales. 

To discuss the data, contact details are provided below.

For information regarding shielding, including advice if you think you should be added to the list please see: Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19) – previously known as ‘shielding’. For queries relating to shielding (non-statistical) please contact


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Shielded patient list in Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: as at 15 February 2021 , file type: ODS, file size: 80 KB

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Statistician: Josh Dixon (queries about the data)

Telephone: 0300 025 6710

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.


Telephone: 0300 025 8099

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