Type of Intervention: Advisory, New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Department of Health and Social Care
Public Health England
Matt Hancock MP
Robert Jenrick MP
Overview: A raft of new measures, including a helpline for the most in need of support, have been set out for those considered to be extremely vulnerable. The government urges up to 1.5 million people who face the highest risk of being hospitalised by the virus to shield themselves and stay at home.
People with specific underlying health conditions will be contacted by the NHS. Plans also unveiled to deliver groceries and medicines for those most at risk from the virus.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-new-measures-to-protect-people-at-highest-risk-from-coronavirus
Other links: 1
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government