In March 2020, PHS was asked by the Scottish Government to evaluate the shielding programme. The findings from the initial June 2020 survey of the shielding group were published in September 2020. The full findings from the evaluation, which covered the period between March and August 2020, were published in January 2021. Following the publication of the January 2021 report, PHS was asked by the Scottish Government to also evaluate the guidance and support offered to the highest risk group following the pause in shielding. To this end, PHS ran a second survey of the highest risk group. The current report presents the findings from this second survey.

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