I’ve been shielding since before we started calling it that.
By the start of March it was obvious to me that people with conditions like mine are highly vulnerable to C-19.
So from 4 Mar I started taking measures to isolate myself, as much as possible.
Suddenly, this weekend (May 30/31), we have been told we are free to go out like everyone else, just maintain social distancing. No warning, no explanation of why, or how.