UK coronavirus live: lockdown eased for 2.2m people ‘shielding’ in England from Monday

For many, it’ll be welcome advice that they can now choose to go outside for exercise or to meet people whilst socially distancing.

But they still face heavy restrictions like being advised to avoid food shopping, going to pharmacies or their workplaces.

The Government also hasn’t yet delivered its commitment to provide greater help to this extremely vulnerable group, and Macmillan has heard from people living with cancer that existing ‘shielding’ support isn’t getting through.

So the Government must now set out how they will guarantee the needs of the most vulnerable and isolated are met.

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