Over the weekend guidance changed for shielded patients.
They can now leave their home if they wish.
They do however remain vulnerable and they must maintain strict social distancing.
Shielded patients can now spend time with family outdoors, adhering to the strict social distancing rules. If they have no family they can spend time outdoors with just one member of another family, again adhering to the strict social distancing rules.
It is advised that the shielded patients keep a very small constant group of family or an individual member of another family who they meet. It is not a good idea to meet with a succession of different individuals.
For full government guidance please follow the link below.