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Helpline We’re here 24 hours a day: 0800 328 4257

Helpline We’re here 24 hours a day: 0800 328 4257

Support from Colostomy UK –
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sections

Most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have now been lifted across the UK. To see details of any restrictions still in place where you live, visit the UK government website.

On this page you will be able to find up-to-date information that you may find useful.

We are not the experts but would like to signpost you to the most accurate information, from the NHS and government.

Useful advice

Updates

Electronic Repeat Dispensing Guidelines (erD) A new way to get your regular prescriptions

British Society of Gastroenterology guidance for management of inflammatory bowel disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2020/04/17/gutjnl-2020-321244

Guidance on your next prescription

Obtaining your next Prescription

If you have Crohn’s or Colitis

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), have put together specific guidance for people with Crohn’s and Colitis to be used by gastroenterologists, IBD nurses and other members of IBD health teams.
Highest risk – the government advises people in this group to follow strict self-isolation guidelines for at least 12 weeks
Moderate risk – government advice for people in this category is to strictly follow social distance guidelines
Lower risk – this is the same level of risk as for the general population. Everyone is advised to follow the government’s advice on social distancing, avoiding social gatherings and crowded places and working from home if you can.
You may be contacted by the NHS about being in the highest risk group. However, it is important you do not wait for contact before reading the guidance, assessing your risk and take the action you need

Support groups

Some support groups are cancelling their regular meetings, please contact them directly for an update – List of Support Groups

On going support from Colostomy UK

Stoma helpline – 0800 328 4257

Community Support

A website has been set up by Covid Mutual Aid UK listing local community groups set up to help people. If you are looking for a local group it may be listed on here. https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

Updated on Tuesday 12th October 2021

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