Exploring the impact of shielding advice on the wellbeing of individuals identified as clinically extremely vulnerable amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods evaluation

Gemma Lasseter, Polly Compston, Charlotte Robin, Helen Lambert, Matthew Hickman, Sarah Denford, Rosy Reynolds, Juan Zhang, Shenghan Cai, Tingting Zhang, Louise E. Smith, G James Rubin, Lucy Yardley, Richard Amlôt & Isabel Oliver
Abstract Background The national shielding programme was introduced by UK Government at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with individuals identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) offered advice and support to stay at home and avoid all non-essential contact. This study aimed to explore the impact and responses of “shielding” on the health and wellbeing of CEV individuals in Southwest England during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Methods A two-stage mixed methods study, including a structured...
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