COVID – 19 ( CoronaVirus Disease )

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special `rescue packs` for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

Please read this helpful information from the British Lung Foundation:
https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/living-with-a-lung-condition

You will note that there is no recommendation to have a rescue pack as there is no evidence for their use and indeed their are concerns steroids will reduce your immunity to fight off this virus.