COVID-19 Information (2020)


We would like to assure you the PF Trust is continuing to support all those affected by pulmonary fibrosis throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a scary time for everyone, especially those more vulnerable with a debilitating lung condition like pulmonary fibrosis. It is important we all support each other during this time, and therefore, we are happy to state all our lines of communication are open as usual for anyone who requires support, even if it’s just a listening ear.


Reminder of how to get in touch:

Telephone: 01543 442 191

Email: info@pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Online contact form


We have gathered information and links, which may help you understand how COVID-19 may affect you, as well as support your physical and mental wellbeing.


If you feel you may be showing symptoms, please click on the following link:

NHS 111 Online – Check if you have coronavirus symptoms


General Coronavirus information

 

Useful links:

GOV.UK – Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

World Health Organisation (WHO) – Coronavirus

Patient View Information – Patient View Feed


Information for the extremely vulnerable

 

Useful links:

NHS – Advice for people at higher risk

GOV.UK – Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person

British Lung Foundation (BLF) – Coronavirus and COVID-19

European Lung Foundation (ELF) – COVID-19 – Your questions answered by a respiratory expert

Please note: The ELF covers all of Europe, and therefore, although it has some good information by experts, please always follow the advice and regulations set out by the UK Government.


Shielding for the extremely vulnerable

 

UPDATE: Guidance on ILD (Interstitial Lung Disease), including pulmonary fibrosis, has been updated. Hospital clinics will be writing to all patients with interstitial lung disease to advise them to practise social shielding. If you have one of these conditions, we would advise you to practise social shielding now and not wait to receive the letter.

Source – British Lung Foundation

 

Useful links:

British Lung Foundation (BLF) – What is social shielding?

GOV.UK – Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19


Caring for others

 

Useful links:

Carers UK – information on caring for people during the coronavirus pandemic


Physical and mental wellbeing

 

Useful links:

NHS Eat well guide

British Lung Foundation (BLF) – Stay active and stay well videos

Every Mind Matters (NHS) – Mental wellbeing while staying at home

Every Mind Matters (NHS) – 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus

Mind – Coronavirus and your mental health

Samaritans – If you’re worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

 


Useful videos

Q&A on coronavirus

NHS Coronavirus common questions

Safe handling of delivered food items

How to protect yourself against COVID-19


Reminder of how to get in touch:

Telephone: 01543 442 191

Email: info@pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Online contact form


If you need further information please feel free to contact us, or find links to the other organisations we are partnering with: