Coronavirus (Covid-19) – what do you need to know if you have arthritis?

by Arthur's Place

When you have a health condition, such as arthritis, you may be worried about what coronavirus means for you.

If you have questions about working during the pandemic, Versus Arthritis has put together some answers for you here, including information about returning to work and keeping safe at work:

We know many of you have been asking whether you need to shield or self-isolate, if you or a loved one has arthritis. Working with the British Society for Rheumatology, NHS England and Public Health England, Versus Arthritis has created a calculator to help you: Versus Arthritis Risk Calculator

As the guidance for people who are shielding has changed in the UK, you may have even more questions and concerns. The guidance also varies depending on whether you live in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
The latest Covid-19 information updates are available on the Versus Arthritis website here:


  • The CCAA has put together helpful resources for children, young people and parents here: CCAA Support Resources
  • All the most up to date advice on symptoms and when to self-isolate can be found here: NHS England

We’ve also put together some resources to help with your mental health and wellbeing during lockdown which you can find here: Mental health and wellbeing resources to help you through the coronavirus crisis

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