We must be mindful of vulnerable as shielding advice changes - the YEP says

For the best part of a year, thousands of people across our city have become human shields to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 6:00 am
And today four million people across the country are being advised that they will no longer have to shield. Picture: Adobestock

And today four million people across the country are being advised that they will no longer have to shield.The impact for many people classed as being clinically vulnerable has been profound, as they have effectively spent the last 12 months on and off in complete isolation from the outside world.

Therefore it is little wonder that the relaxation of rules will be met with mixed emotions.

For some it is too soon and yet for others it can’t come soon enough.

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But for people like Connie Cluderay, the scene that she witnessed as crowds gathered on Woodhouse Moor while she travelled to the hospital will not help to instil that sense of confidence as she starts to venture out beyond her own front door again.

So while restrictions change, the virus isn’t changing and we must all support one another in the next step to freedom.

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