01709 210151 / 07716 135940 kerry.leeson@alstrom.org.uk

Further Information

You can click on the link to find Public Health England’s advice for protecting those in vulnerable groups, such as Rare Diseases: 

You can find information and advice from Public Health England at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

You can find out more about the Government’s response on their website www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS Guidance can be found by following the link to the NHS website  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

Guidance can be found via this link, in Urdu

An easy-read guide can be downloaded HERE


Coronavirus Guidance

This is the advice from NHS England and the links to the latest information.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Bin the tissue and wash your hands or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.
  • Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

Developing supportive and inclusive services

for individuals and families

affected by genetic conditions

Listen to Kerry in this short video, about the Breaking Down Barriers project, where it started and the ways organisations are working together to improve access to services for all affected by genetic conditions.

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