If you think you should be added to the SPL you should speak to your GP. They will be able to discuss your circumstances with you and, if appropriate, add you to the SPL.
You can also request to be removed from the SPL by asking your GP. They will add a low or moderate flag (note) to your record and you will be removed from the SPL within a short period of time (up to two weeks).
For more information about shielding read the Guidance published by Public Health England on Shielding. For general advice on coronavirus please visit the NHS website.
For more information on what to do if you think you should be subject to shielding measures, or if you have received a letter from the NHS telling you to take shielding measures and you don’t think you need to do this, please speak to your GP or hospital specialist. Our Shielded Patient List pages for adults and children also provides some useful information.
Read more details here about the timings for information flows between systems which explains the process for updating the SPL and the timings for this.