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Neurofibromatosis & COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional information concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) for people diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis

We’re aware that COVID-19 is causing a lot of uncertainty for many. Here at Nerve Tumours UK, we are fully dedicated to the health and well-being of our NF community, and will share updates as given by the government.

People should check with their own doctors, if in any doubt, and we strongly recommend that you follow all Government & national medical guidelines during this period. You can download the information here.

Neurofibromatosis & COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How to stay safe and prevent the spread

Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

COVID-19 vaccination: guidance & resources for schools and parents 

 

Covid 19 Vaccination: Contact your GP for any questions, ongoing vaccination schedule and specific processes in your area.

Booster doses - the NHS will contact you directly

All adults who have not yet received their first or second dose of the vaccine, or those who are eligible for their booster are encouraged to come forward to help protect themselves and others.

If you have any questions, please contact your GP directly.

Hospital Contact

We understand that this is an ongoing stressful time for many people, and it still may take longer for you to contact your local NF service. This is is because many of our doctors and nurses around the UK had been redeployed to help with Covid 19 medical care. Please do not worry, we are here to help.

Our Helpline is open on Monday & Wednesday from 9am to 5pm on 07939 046030. 

On the other days of the week, the head office team can be contacted from 9am to 5pm on 0208 439 1234.

Outside of these hours, and if you think it is an emergency, please contact your GP, or go to your nearest A&E Department.

Face Mask Exemption Guidelines/Cards follow Governmental Guidance for further information

 

In addition to our health, and the aftermath of the last two years, many people are struggling because they are unable to work. Some may even have lost their jobs or have reduced income.

Please do have a look at these affiliated charities for further help and information.

Carers UK

Carers UK is there with support, information and advice for carers that might be affected by the corona crisis.
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Gov.uk

A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by coronavirus.
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Scope

Scope is a national disability charity that campaigns to challenge and change negative attitudes about disability and provides direct services. They will support you and your rights in these difficult times.

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Turn2Us

Turn2us is a national poverty charity helping people when times get tough gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants & other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

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Stepchange

Stepchange provides a benefit checker to see if you may be entitled to make a claim. Encouraging you to contact your bank, landlord or anyone you owe money to, asking for payment flexibility at this time.

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Mind

Coronavirus & your mental health information resources. If you're finding things hard emotionally right now, you're not alone. We're here to provide information & support.

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The Body & Mind Toolkit for Adults & Children

An online information booklet with links to Wellness and Sleep, Eat Well and Move Your Body More resources in the COVID-19 Wave 2 pandemic period for people who use Highly Specialised Services and their families.

This is a collation of resources, that groups and services across a number of trusts and organisations have already made available 

In these difficult times of possibly losing contact with the outside world remember there different ways to stay active and socialise. Follow us on social media for further information.

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