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Check a shielding note

This was a service for employers or the Department of Work and Pensions to check that a coronavirus (COVID-19) shielding note was valid.

Important: This service is closed

The national shielding programme has now ended in England.

People who were identified as at high risk from COVID-19 (previously known as clinically extremely vulnerable) will not be advised to shield again in the future, or to follow specific advice and guidance.

You cannot use this service to check shielding notes for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Check the latest guidance for people at high risk from COVID-19 on GOV.UK

Page last reviewed: 28 April 2022
Next review due: 28 October 2022