• The following information on the current pandemic is aimed at those with the rare endocrine diseases for whom we provide information resources and support services.  It is from reputable sources such as NHS England and the World Health Organisation in conjunction with our own medical advisors and those of other organisations like AMEND.

    Beware of misinformation that is being spread on social media.

    Understandably, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of questions we are now receiving about how the Coronavirus pandemic will affect our communities.  On this page, we will bring together, and regularly update, the information currently available to us, so check back regularly.

    Importantly, the vast majority of people who have been tested for the virus have been shown not to have it.  In addition, out of those who have tested positive for the virus, around 90% (9 in 10) of people will recover.

     

    This page was updated on: 27/03/2020

     

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  • What can I do to reduce my chance of catching or passing on the virus?

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  • How is AMEND Affected?

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General Advice and Information:

 

Advice Specific to People with Long-term (Underlying) Medical Conditions:

If you’re identified as being extremely vulnerable and at the highest risk level, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.

 

Fact-Checking of the Media: