Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arthritis

05 August 2021
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Updated: 5 August 2021

We’ll be continually reviewing this content as the COVID-19 situation evolves across the UK and guidance changes over time. Therefore, it’s important to check this page regularly for updates.  

Latest updates

We have updated our COVID-19 advice as restrictions ease across the UK. 

We know some of your may be worried about the easing of restrictions. In this blog, we've pulled together some information and tips around wellbeing and looking after yourself.

We've also updated our vaccine priority groups content and information for children and young people.

If you need any help and support, you'll find more useful links and blogs below.

COVID-19 vaccines and arthritis 

Read the most up-to-date answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 - risk factors

If you're being treated for an autoimmune condition it may increase your risk of getting coronavirus. Read the latest information about COVID-19 and the risk factors for people with arthritis or the 'clinically extremely vulnerable'.

Please also check the guidance for where you live:

You should also check the numbers of COVID-19 cases in your area as this may influence what activities you do and what precautions you take. Find out how many coronavirus cases are in your area on Gov.UK website.

We hope this helps you to make decisions about what precautions you may choose to take and what situations you feel comfortable with as COVID-19 restrictions continue to change across the UK.

Looking after yourself

It's important to try to take care of your wellbeing and to look after yourself. We’ve published these articles which include advice to help support you.

Treatments and appointments during COVID-19

Learn more about preparing for surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, including what to expect before, on the day and after an operation.

Information and resources

We are here for you

Whether you’re self-isolating at home, supporting loved ones or caring for those in the community, we’ll continue to stand by, support and speak up for people living with arthritis.

Call our free Helpline on 0800 5200 520, or email helpline@versusarthritis.org, talk to COVA, our COVID-19 virtual assistant, 24/7, or connect with others on our online community.

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