Shielding is a measure to protect extremely vulnerable people from coming into contact with coronavirus, by minimising all interaction between them and others.
Those who are extremely vulnerable should:
not leave their homes
minimise all non-essential contact with other members of their household
This is to protect those who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) from coming into contact with the virus.
If you think you have a condition that makes you extremely vulnerable or you have received a letter from NHS Scotland, you’re strongly advised to shield yourself to reduce your chance of getting coronavirus (COVID-19).