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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

To ensure people have accurate information we have teamed up with specialists to bring the information below. This is a rapidly evolving situation – please check our social media channels or this page for updates. We will also be sending out updates in our newsletter

This is a financially very challenging time for the charity. It is normally the time when the majority of funds come in. However, the vast majority of events that fundraisers and their generous supporters would participate in have been cancelled. Please consider setting up a monthly donation to help us through this difficult time.

Coronavirus FAQ

We have created a set of Frequently Asked Questions including information on social distancing and medication. You can find the FAQs here.

Sarcoidosis and Covid-19 Patient Letter

SarcoidosisUK suggests patients carry a letter on them with information on their condition(s) and prescription(s). We have created a letter for patients that also includes information on trigger issues for those with sarcoidosis. This is a draft letter which will be updated next week. Click here to download the letter.

Sarcoidosis and Covid-19 Shielding Letter

SarcoidosisUK have made available a letter explaining our position, based on Government guidance, on shielding for use with employers and medical professionals. Click here to download the letter.

Press Releases 

Underlying Conditions and Coronavirus Treatment Portal Press Release

We urgently need an “Underlying Conditions and Coronavirus Treatment Portal” to increase survival rates for vulnerable groups and to preserve NHS resources from being spent treating easily avoided complications. Click here for Underlying Conditions and Coronavirus Treatment Portal Press Release.

 

Lung Conditions and Coronavirus Badges Press Release

We’re raising awareness of the challenges for people with coughs caused by underlying conditions. Click here for our Lung Conditions and Coronavirus Badges Press Release. Order one of our helpful badges in our shop.

Coronavirus – Video 1

Click here to view our first Q&A with our Clinical Board Member Dr Robina Coker, consultant in respiratory medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London.  Recorded on 14th February 2020.

Coronavirus – Video 2

Click here to view our second Q&A Dr Robina Coker which builds upon the information provided in the first video as the situation developed. Recorded on 6th March 2020.

Awareness Badges

We have released new badges for patients with sarcoidosis and other non-contagious lung diseases to explain coughs and protect them in public. Click here to view our new badges section in the store.

Awareness Posters

We have created new posters for patients with sarcoidosis and other non-contagious lung diseases to use during the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to download the “My cough is not contagious. I have a lung condition” poster.

Click here to download the “My cough is not contagious. It’s sarcoidosis not coronavirus” poster.

Click here to download the “I have an underlying condition. Please be extra careful around me” poster.

Government Advice

You can find the most recent government information on Coronavirus (Covid-19) here.

For government guidance for employers see here.

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