In her monthly column, Debbie Hamilton who lives with Crohn's, shares how coronavirus restrictions easing will help her regain some normality in her life.
There is “no evidence” to support restricting the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in any population, the head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said.
Nearly four million people will no longer be asked to shield to protect themselves from the serious side-effects of Covid-19 as of Thursday.
Researchers in Aberdeen have found “substantial differences” across the UK among those asked to shield from Covid.
Almost two million more people have been told to stay at home and shield in order to protect themselves from getting seriously ill with Covid-19.
Around 1.7 million more people will be added to the shielding list in England after experts identified additional adults at serious risk of Covid-19, health officials have said.
Three-quarters of disabled people who are shielding plan to continue until after they have received two coronavirus vaccine doses, a survey has suggested.
Shielding advice for the most vulnerable Scots may have offered only "relatively modest" additional protection from coronavirus and less stringent measures may have delivered similar results, according to a new report.
People who are shielding during the pandemic are more likely to have reported mental distress of loneliness, according to an annual survey of Scotland’s health.
Mainland Scotland will go back into full lockdown from midnight, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
A north-east MSP has said he is "extremely disappointed" after the Scottish Government said it would not be implementing social distancing badges for vulnerable people.
People in Aberdeen who were shielding earlier this year will not need to do during the local lockdown, health bosses have advised.
Scots have been told not to expect any significant easing of restrictions at next week’s lockdown review, as the Scottish Government focuses on the reopening of schools and the shielding group.
Boris Johnson has ruled out extending the furlough scheme for people most at risk from coronavirus, despite warning the same group could be forced to shield again during local outbreaks in England.
An Aberdeen man has been volunteering his time to lead efforts to support shielded north-east residents after being furloughed.
The 180,000 Scots at most risk from dying from Covid-19 will have to continue shielding at home until the end of next month, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Nicola Sturgeon has said that Scotland will not follow a move by the Westminster government to ease lockdown restrictions for vulnerable people who have been "shielding" from coronavirus.
The Scottish Government has apologised after more than 3,000 people in the north-east were sent letters in error telling them to shield due to Covid-19.