The Shielding Experts: Personal Experiences of Shielding – Lessons for Health and Care Systems

The Shielding Experts webinar advert, 3 February 2021 featuring young personAs the number of cases of Covid-19 rise rapidly, and the third national lockdown continues, shielding advice has once again been issued to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. The Partnership, along with the Local Resilience Forum, West Yorkshire Prepared, hosted ‘The Shielding Experts’ webinar on Wednesday 3 February, providing a valuable opportunity to listen to people about their experiences of shielding in 2020.

Attendees heard insight from research and surveys, and the personal experiences of those who shielded, including staff, to inform our health and care practice. The aim was to support people who work across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to put the right conditions in place to enable those with the highest clinical risk stay happy, healthy and safe.​