Challenges times for those at risk.

2020 has been a challenging year for many people following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The pandemic has introduced a new threat to many people who live with serious and chronic illnesses.

Recently there has been much talk across the country about the effects of long-covid or post-covid chronic fatigue. This has prompted new research we hope will be a positive link to studies already underway into M.E/CFS.

Dr Charles Shepherd and the M.E. Association have produced some helpful publications to provide some understanding about the pandemic. Please see the leaflet further down this page.

M.E/CFS has not been included in the list of conditions that would identify someone as being extremely vulnerable, unless you have another serious condition that is on the list. But we know that illnesses such as seasonal Flu can be incredibly debilertating for those with M.E.

It is vital that those living with M.E. to people careful and to follow all the guidance from Government and NHS services as and when they are made available.

Latest Government advice

The Government is providing updated advice on a regular basis as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the UK. It is important for everyone, especially those who are vulnerable, to be following the advice available and taking every step to protect themselves from infection.

The links below contain up to date information about the actions you should take and current restrictions that must be followed.

Coronavirus – National Restrictions from 5th November 2020

Coronavirus – Advice for household with possible or confirmed Covid infection

Coronavirus -Making a Support Bubble with another household

Coronavirus – Face Coverings and when to wear them

Coronavirus – Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable