NHS Volunteer Responders service for shielding patients

If you have been identified as someone at high risk of complications due to Coronavirus, and have therefore been sent a letter advising you to shield at home, you can call the NHS Volunteer Responders for short-term help on 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm. You will need to have your shielding letter, GP name, practice name and practice phone number to hand when you call.

More information on the NHS Volunteer Responders service can be found here.

Please note, this service is only available for patients who have been advised to shield by the practice or NHS England.

Other sources of support available to other vulnerable people can be found on our Help During Coronavirus page.