Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arthritis20 September 2021
Updated: 22 September 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.
We've also updated our vaccine content to include more information about booster jabs and vaccines for 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.
- Are you worried about COVID-19 restrictions easing?
- Managing your pain at home
- Staying active with arthritis
- Let's Move
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 for young people
We are here for you
Whether you’re 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.