Following the lockdown in Caerphilly, for Monmouthshire residents who were shielding prior to 16th of August and therefore remain on the Shielding Patient List, there is no change to the advice from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales.

The Welsh Government are not reintroducing shielding at this time. They will continue to monitor this position carefully and will write directly to people on the list in Monmouthshire if this changes.

In the meantime those who were previously shielding should consider the advice they have already been given on how to keep safe;

  • Keep contacts outside the household to a minimum and avoid all situations either inside or outside where you are not able to maintain a physical distance of 2m from those outside your household
  • Utilise priority shopping slots for supermarkets or shop at quieter times of day
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water regularly and use hand sanitiser where hand washing facilities are not available
  • Avoid touching surfaces that have been touched by others.

For more information visit WG Guidance on shielding and protecting people  and for frequently asked questions visit

https://gov.wales/people-extremely-vulnerable-covid-19-who-have-been-shielding-faqs