CEV (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable) Engagement Event

13th December 2021

In March 2020, people considered to be at the highest clinical risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) received letters from their GP or hospital care team to inform them that they needed to ‘shield’. As such, they were advised to stay at home at all times and to avoid all face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks initially. It was estimated that approximately 80,000 people in Northern Ireland were impacted by the advice to shield; many more were shielding by proxy on account of family/caring responsibilities. The total number of individuals deemed ‘vulnerable’ extends beyond those defined as ‘vulnerable’ by clinical diagnosis.

The Patient and Client Council (PCC), in partnership with the Department of Health are hosting an engagement event to explore and understand the experiences of those identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV).  

The facilitated engagement session will provide an understanding on policy context from Department of Health and provide an opportunity to explore and understand the experiences of those impacted by COVID on account of their conditions / vulnerability.

  • Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 10am-12pm (Zoom details to follow)

If you have any queries, please contact Jane Reilly on jane.reilly@pcc-ni.net or 028 9536 1705