Report: Coronavirus and clinically extremely vulnerable people in England

Coronavirus and clinically extremely vulnerable people in England: 21 June to 26 June 2021. An analysis of clinically extremely vulnerable people in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including their behaviours and mental and physical well-being, prepared for the government by the Office For National Statistics.

1.Main points

  • Most clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people were continuing to take precautions to protect themselves; 29% reported continuing to shield and 65% were no longer shielding but were following the precautionary guidance.
  • Of CEV people who had left their home in the last seven days, a statistically significantly higher proportion of CEV people had gone out to socialise (33%, 21 to 26 June) in comparison with previous waves (22%, 17 to 22 May and 21%, 26 April to 1 May).
  • CEV people tended to feel comfortable or very comfortable going to hospital or GP settings (70%), compared with 37% who felt comfortable or very comfortable going to hospitality, cultural or educational settings.
  • A significantly higher proportion of CEV people reported feeling lonely often or always, compared with the general adult population of England (13% and 6% respectively).

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