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Get a shielding note

This was a service for people who needed a note for their employer or the Department for Work and Pensions for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit.

This service is paused

People at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) in England are not currently advised to shield.

You cannot use this service to get a shielding note for SSP.

If shielding advice changes in the future, this service may be reinstated.

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

Page last reviewed: 2 September 2021
Next review due: 16 September 2021