The Shielding

The Shielding is an initiative to gather the personal stories and experiences of those who are, or have been, shielding during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Shielding is run by a small group of people with one thing in common: they all have been shielding since early on in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The Shielding got started in March 2022 out of a sense of bafflement and urgency. Bafflement, because it seemed that the outside world had fallen largely into pandemic denialism. Even though in many regions, infections numbers are still intolerably high. All the while, some of us have to continue to shield.

Urgency, because in such circumstances it’s so important to stick together. To keep a sense of community and moral support. If you are, or have been, shielding: know that you’re not alone. There are others out there who also shield.

If you would like to take part (or if you know someone else who might), then do please get in touch with The Shielding.