Regional Meetings

OWING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS SWEEPING THE WORLD, ALL  REGIONAL CONTACT GET TOGETHERS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL WE ARE ADVISED BY GOVERNMENT AND NHS THAT IT IS SAFE TO START AGAIN.

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:

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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