Shielding information for people at higher clinical risk

Higher clinical risk conditions and diseases

The Scottish Government regularly reviews the conditions included in the shielding groups. It currently covers people:

  • who have freceived solid organ transplant
  • with specific cancers
  • with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD
  • with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell)
  • on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection or who have had their spleen removed
  • who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

Please check the Scottish Government website for the most up to date informaton on shielding groups.