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Free vitamin D supplements for people at high risk from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Service closed

The service for applying for free vitamin D supplements has now closed.

During autumn and winter, everyone is advised to take vitamin D to keep their bones and muscles healthy and to support their general health.

This offer of free vitamin D was only for people at high risk from coronavirus (COVID-19), previously called "clinically extremely vulnerable" people.

Vitamin D is particularly important for this group of people as they may not have got enough vitamin D from sunlight last spring and summer when they were advised to stay indoors (shield).

The offer of free vitamin D was available from September 2020 to February 2021.

Read guidance on vitamin D and clinically extremely vulnerable people on GOV.UK

What happens next

If you applied for free supplements before 21 February 2021, the service checked you were on the shielded patients list of people at high risk from COVID-19.

If you were on the shielded patients list

The partner provider gave out supplements to people who applied and were on the shielded patients list.

If you gave an email address, you will also have received an email to let you know your application was successful. The email included contact details for any questions.

Vitamin D supplements are not suitable for everyone. Check how to take vitamin D supplements safely on GOV.UK.

If you were not on the shielded patients list

If you applied but were not on the shielded patients list, you would not have received the supplements. If you gave an email address, you will have got an email to let you know that your application was not successful.

Transparency notice

The transparency notice explains how the service collects and uses your data.

Page last reviewed: 1 December 2021
Next review due: 15 December 2021