Our statement on the coronavirus outbreak
We've consulted with our medical advisors to find out as much helpful information as we can. We're keeping these pages continuously updated and we'd recommend you bookmark them.Read our care and support information about MS and COVID-19 coronavirus
People with MS advised to practice social distancing
The latest UK government advice is for everyone to practice social distancing to reduce risk. They've said people with chronic neurological conditions like MS should be particularly careful about following these steps:
- Avoid contact with anyone who displays symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
- Try not to use public transport unless you really have to and, if you can, always avoid rush hour
- Work from home where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Read the government's employer guidance for more information
- Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces like pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
- Avoid gatherings with friends and family.
- Keep in touch using remote technology like phone, internet, and social media.
- Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services
Keep washing your hands
In line with general public health advice, if you have MS you should make sure you wash your hands frequently.
Where possible, avoid being within two metres of people who are coughing and sneezing.
The next research breakthrough is in reach
Your donation will help stop MS.
£30could process one blood sample, giving researchers crucial information about genes and the immune system.
£50could pay for an hour on a microscope, so scientists can study cells and tissue in greater detail and improve their understanding of the biology of MS.
£100could pay for half an hour of MRI use, so researchers can monitor the success of clinical trials and understand MS in more detail.
Every penny you give really does take us a step closer to stopping MS. Your donation will make a difference.
£10a month could pay for lab equipment like microscope slides to study the building blocks of MS
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£30a month could process a blood sample to help us understand what causes MS, so we can stop it in its tracks
Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.