Two-thirds shielding happy to return to work ONS suggests

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(Source: BBC News)

Two-thirds of people who have been shielding from the coronavirus in England say they are comfortable going back to work if protective measures are in place, figures suggest. But one in 20 say they won't be returning anytime soon.

More than 2.2 million people in the UK have been staying at home with no visitors, because of a high risk of serious illness from Covid-19. From 1 August, most no longer need to shield.

This is because infection levels in the community are falling, so the risk to clinically extremely vulnerable people is much lower than before.

Shielding has now been paused everywhere in the UK, except Wales - which is expected to follow suit on 16 August - and those parts of the UK which are subject to extra restrictions.

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