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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources

What GPs need to know about categorising Covid risk groups

Our resources page on categorising Covid-19 risk groups has a series of guides for you to explore, giving you a wealth of information to support your practice.


This guide on shielding brings together up-to-date information from different sources, including PHE, NHSE and the Royal College of Physicians. It provides guidance on how to care for patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and links to other useful resources.

Advice in other languages

On this page, you’ll find links to health advice for migrants visiting the UK, and leaflets on isolating and shielding in more than 30 languages, sourced from PHE and Doctors of the World.


Our guide for GPs on who should shield and precautions for patients with splenectomy during Covid-19 brings together information from different resources.

Patients who have been missed or incorrectly identified through shielding searches

This page lists and clarifies patient cohorts that might have been miscoded by the clinical algorithm, including those with HIV, sickle cell, peripheral vascular disease, and specific categories of respiratory disease. Relevant external resources are also linked.

Defining clinical risk groups

This guide provides clarification for GPs on separating groups of patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable, from those who are at increased risk of severe illness from Covid. The resources are drawn mainly from PHE.