Advice on keeping yourself safe if you're at high risk from coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advice about how you can reduce your risk of getting coronavirus (COVID-19) if you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus (COVID-19), despite vaccination.
For most people who are at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus (COVID-19), vaccination has significantly reduced this risk.
You can follow the same advice as everyone else on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19.
But some people continue to be at high risk from COVID-19, despite vaccination.
If you or your child continue to be at high risk from COVID-19, there are extra steps you can take to help reduce your risk of getting COVID-19 and keep yourself safe.
get vaccinated against COVID-19 – everyone aged 5 and over can book vaccination appointments now
continue to wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and when it's hard to stay away from other people (particularly indoors or in crowded places)
continue to stay at least 2 meters away from people (particularly indoors or in crowded places)
try to work from home if you can, or talk to your employer about how they can help reduce your risk at work
wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day
limit the number of people you meet inside and avoid crowded places
meet people outside if possible
open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside
think about asking people to wear a face covering if meeting them inside
think about asking people to take a rapid lateral flow test if meeting them inside
try not to meet people who have tested positive for COVID-19 until 10 days after they got their positive test result
try not to meet people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and have a temperature or feel unwell until they feel better