Coronavirus Resources

General

Public Health England (PHE)

COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

Crohn’s & colitis UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for people with Crohn’s and Colitis

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Coronavirus: what it means for you if you have heart or circulatory disease - BHF

 

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Position Statement of the ESC Council on Hypertension on ACE-Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Kidney Care UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for patients with kidney disease

British Thoracic Society (BTS)

COVID-19: information for the respiratory community

COVID-19: resources for people with lung disease

 

Asthma UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health advice for people with asthma

 

British HIV Association (BHIVA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HIV – update from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)

Diabetes UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – advice for people living with diabetes

NHS England speciality guides: People with diabetes

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy

Cancer research UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and cancer

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): interim advice for those taking medicines that affect the immune system

British Inherited Metabolic Diseases Group (BIMDG)

Inherited metabolic disease and coronavirus (covid-19): Advice for patients / parents / guardians

Sick notes for self-isolation

 

In light of the current situation, it is inevitable that people may need to self-isolate at home, even when they have no symptoms of illness.

 

The current rules are that a sick note can only be issued when an individual has had more than 7 continuous days off sick due to an illness (including weekends). For periods of illness less than 7 days you can complete a self-certification and give this to your employer.

If you have been told to self-isolate for 7 days or more, either by official advice, NHS111 or a health professional, you will be able to get an isolation note on www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note.  This would be available to those with Coronavirus symptoms and also those living with someone who has symptoms.