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Expert reaction to easing of restrictions on vulnerable people shielding

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

The government has announced* that from Monday, some vulnerable people currently shielding from COVID-19 will be allowed to go outside.
Prof Sally Bloomfield, Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said:
“In the last few days we have seen a procession of measures introduced to ease lockdown from June 1 which build on the reopening of schools on that day. On Friday it was announced that we could now meet with non-household members, not just in the park but in our own gardens. Since then we have heard that elite sporting events and small independent shops will...
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