We are continuing to review medical advice concerning coronavirus COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis.
For the most up to date information, visit our page Coronavirus, Covid-19 and multiple sclerosis.
NHS advice on how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
NHS advice if you have coronavirus symptoms
If you have coronavirus symptoms you should stay at home for 7 days:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
The NHS has advice about staying at home.
Advice for people with MS with symptoms of coronavirus
If you have MS and think you have symptoms of coronavirus, we recommend you contact your MS team to discuss your next steps.
Association of British Neurologists guidance on disease modifying drugs
The Association of British Neurologists has issued guidance for people with MS who are taking or about to start one of the disease modifying drugs:
You can read the full guidance here – advice for people with MS appears from page 4 onwards.
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