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Based on what we know about coronavirus (COVID-19), doctors have advised that the group of people identified in the list below are at an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19). People in this group should follow all the advice and guidance on social distancing for the general public in Wales but in doing so should be aware they are at increased risk.

This group includes those who are:

The advice to this group is the same as it is to the wider population. However, they should pay particular attention to the guidance on social distancing and hand hygiene.

In addition, a risk assessment tool has been developed to help people working to see if they are at higher risk of developing more serious symptoms if they come into contact with coronavirus (COVID-19). It helps people to consider their personal risk factors for coronavirus (COVID-19) and suggests how to stay safe.

There are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness and make them more susceptible to the most serious effects of COVID-19. This group are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. They will be added to the shielding patient list and receive letters with the latest advice directly.

Wider support is available

A service is available if you, or someone you know, is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and needs additional support. This will help you to find information for a wide range of matters, from paying bills to finding somewhere to live.