I am about to start a new job in September but I have a dilemma. I accepted the job IIRC (it is all merging into one at the moment) in April or May, at that point I had not been informed that I was on the extremely vulnerable (EV) list. In June I started receiving texts and then phone calls about being on the EV list, but no letter. I questioned why I am on the list and I got mixed messages from GP's and my rheumatoid arthritis specialist (I am on immunosuppresent drugs), the people calling from the gov have no idea why you are on the list. I received my first letter about being on the list in July telling me about the August change in sheltering at home recommendations. Now I haven't told my new employer that I am on the EV list, my dilemma is that it is going to look like I hid the fact from them. I must emphasis that I did not hide the fact that I have RA from them and it went through OH for " fit for work" assessment. Personally I haven't sheltered much since March as I live alone and apart from the supermarket have not been out much but now that the new term beckons and I am faced with being close to 30 teenagers for 5 hours a day I am a little more concerned than I was. Do I tell them?