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The latest information suggests that having two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine reduces the severity of the illness if you catch the virus. However, if you are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if you were to catch COVID-19, you may wish to think particularly carefully about additional precautions you take. There is a separate guidance page for clinically extremely vulnerable people that contains some examples of additional precautions that you might consider taking on the Governments website

Examples of what you could do to lower their risk of infection:

  • meet outside where possible
  • make sure the space is well ventilated if you meet inside; open windows and doors or take other action to let in plenty of fresh air
  • consider whether you and those you are meeting have been vaccinated – you might want to wait until 14 days after everyone’s second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before being in close contact with others
  • wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face
  • consider continuing to practice social distancing if that feels right for you and your friends
  • ask friends and family to take a lateral flow test before visiting you
  • ask home visitors to wear face coverings