We have received queries about whether people with diabetes fit into the ‘clinically vulnerable’ category and therefore should be ‘shielding’.
Having diabetes does not automatically mean that you fit into the clinically vulnerable category, this only applies to people who have received a letter telling them they are in this group or if they have been told by their GP.
The guidance is for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, including children and it also applies to their family, friends and carers. It applies to people living at home, with or without additional support, and to clinically extremely vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities for the elderly or people with special needs.
Who is ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’?
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