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Coronavirus – COVID-19

Below is some guidance around the risks of coronavirus and what you can do to stay safe.

For the up to date current advice visit the NHS website

There are no specific guidelines or recommendations at this time for those with MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY or any neurological conditions. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions.

Coronavirus is a virus that can affect the lungs and airways. Symptoms include high temperature and cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. The risk of exposure to the virus is likely to change depending on its spread.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Do NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home.

For NHS advice for staying at home visit the NHS website

Keep Safe follow the NHS guidelines

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your coughs or sneezes. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands – Catch It, Bin It, Kill It
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face; eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

In addition to the steps above, people living with a neurological condition may want to consider:

  • Reducing commuting, especially at peak times, as much as possible
  • Working from home as and when it is feasible
  • Avoiding crowded spaces

 

We recommend that you visit the NHS website for updated information.