Rheumatology at SWFT


Patients with Rheumatological diseases requiring immunosuppressants and their families are concerned in light of the current coronavirus pandemic and wish to seek advice from their clinical teams.

The situation in the UK is changing rapidly with advice being updated daily and we therefore recommend that you follow the advice being provided by Public Health England and the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR), which are being reviewed and updated regularly (website addresses provided below).

What can I do to reduce my risk?

As has been recommended by the Government, the best course of action to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 is by staying at home (only leaving for work, medical need, essential items and once daily exercise) and frequent hand washing. The government now also advises shielding for those individuals in high risk groups.

Our flow chart can help you determine whether you are in this high risk group. Please read it carefully to see if it applies to you:

Guide to social distancing for Rheumatology patients

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