The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Staff who are considered part of a vulnerable group

Preserving and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and keeping them well is critical for the NHS as we respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Trust will take every effort to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our people, to enable them to stay healthy and protect themselves, colleagues, patients and families as we continue to deliver services through this challenging period.

All NHS staff should be provided with supportive self-care advice in this period, encouraged to rest, take any regular and prescribed medication, and to look after themselves and their teams.

We have produced a guide for staff who fit into the following groups and their managers:

  • extremely vulnerable
  • vulnerable
  • pregnant
  • aged 70 and over

Guidance for shielding staff

Download Occupational Health guidance on underlying health conditions, advice for pregnant staff and managers