• 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.

    On this page, we will bring together, and regularly review and update, the information currently available to us, so check back regularly.

    Importantly, out of those who have tested positive for the virus, over 90% (9 in 10) of people will recover.  Many who do contract the virus will have mild symptoms.  Now more than ever, it is vital to follow the advice given out by the NHS which is detailed below.

    The NHS is aiming to launch a Digital Contact Tracing App in mid-May (now June, maybe).  This may be helpful in notifying you if you may have been in close contact with someone who is later found to have the virus.   Click here to find out more.

     

    This page was reviewed on: 26/05/2020

     

  • How is AMEND Affected?

  • UK News Updates

  • Who is at risk?

  • How will Coronavirus affect me if I catch it?

  • What should I do if I fall into a high risk category?

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

  • What do I do if I have symptoms of Coronavirus?

  • What do I do if my child is showing symptoms?

  • What do I do if I have a Health Emergency or New / Worrying Symptoms?

  • How do I talk to my child about Coronavirus?

  • How to Make a Face Mask from a Tshirt

  • I have had Coronavirus. How can I help research?

  • AMEND USA Resources

  • Prof John Newell-Price Talks About COVID-19 and NETs/MEN

  • Prof Wiebke Arlt Talks About COVID-19 and ACC

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 should have been contacted by the NHS and asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks. 

 

Fact-Checking of the Media:

 

Other Resources

  • Get Legally Speaking – podcasts of UK lawyers answering questions (from employment to marital queries, including COVID-19 related issues)

 

 

  • The Right Way to Wash Your Hands