Susan van de Ven

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Bassingbourn, Melbourn, Meldreth and Whaddon Learn more

Shielding and supermarket priority slots

by Susan van de Ven on 15 July, 2020

If you’ve been encouraged to register as shielding against Covid and haven’t yet done so, Friday 17 July is the deadline.

It’s important to consider registering, whether you need help at the moment or not. Although the shielding programme will be paused on 31 July, people on the shielded list who register for support with essential supplies before 17 July will still be able to access priority supermarket delivery slots from after that date.  

The County Council will be keeping a record of everyone who is shielding, so that if there is a need for lockdown again, it has the details of everyone who might need support.  

To access these slots, please make sure you tick the box which asks for help with accessing essential supplies when you register.

If you have already registered but said you don’t need help with accessing food, you won’t be able to access priority supermarket slots. If you would like to be able to, you’ll need to change your preferences.

To register on the shielded list, or to amend your preferences, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 028 8327. 

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