If you currently have covid-19 symptoms, and would like to ask for a test, please use this link


Shielding restrictions put in place during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in England will not be imposed automatically at any of the three tiers – medium, high or very high – the government has confirmed.

However, patients in ‘exceptionally high-risk areas’ may still be advised to begin shielding again in future for a limited time. If this was to happen clinically extremely vulnerable patients in affected areas would receive a personal letter advising them what to do.

The DHSC said that if shielding advice is reintroduced people ‘will also be eligible for a support package – including food access support, medicines deliveries and any additional care or support required’.

Patients are still being encouraged to attend any NHS appointments or seek help from the health service for their existing conditions if they require it.

The advice for clinical extremely vulnerable patients, which is in addition to the basic restrictions that everyone must follow, is detailed below.

For alert level high

These measures are in addition to restrictions that require everyone to not meet other households indoors, unless part of a support bubble, and to only meet in groups of up to six people outdoors:

  • Reduce the number of different people met outside
  • Avoid travel except for essential journeys
  • Work from home where possible and reduce the number of shopping trips made or go at quieter times of the day
  • People can still go to work if they cannot work from home because all workplaces should be COVID-secure, and children should still attend school

Please do continue to contact us if you need medical care. We are here to help and have measures in place to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19.


If you do need to speak to someone about Coronavirus, please call NHS 111.

You can use NHS 111’s online tool as well, to assess your symptoms 111.nhs.uk and get advice. This will be the same advice as given if you phone NHS 111.

Links to information and support regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click here to read more about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please click here if you are Struggling with COVID-19? 

Click here to access information to support your recovery from Covid-19

Self certification form for employers due to Covid-19

NHS 111 Isolation Note

Guidance on Shielding & Protecting Vulnerable People

Mental Wellbeing Resources

Face Coverings: When to wear one & make your own

Face Covering Exemptions

TfL Face Covering Exemption Card

Read the full TfL guidance

Wandsworth residents can access the wellbeing Covid-19 Support Line for patients who may be struggling with social isolation and lockdown:

Wellbeing support line (9am – 5pm) 020 3513 6264 – choose option 4

COVID-19 Conjunctivitis

Advice for Parents during Covid-19

Document detailing support available for patients during Self-Isolation

ACERS Post COVID-19 Patient Information Pack – helping you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID-19