COVID-19: GP Shielding Letters

People most at risk should have received a letter from their GP about shielding with advice about what to do. The Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee (IMTAC) aware from feedback from it’s members and other disabled people that not everyone has received a letter, despite having to self isolate.

Naturally people are concerned this will make it more difficult for them to access support. IMTAC have been given assurances that if you need support to self isolate you will get help regardless of whether you have a shielding letter or not.

Please use the COVID-19 Community helpline or the other sources of support if you need to. The Helpline, which is managed by Advice NI, is open 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week, the number is 0808 802 0020. Alternatively you can text ACTION to 81025 or email:

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