Essential information

For everyone

NHS 111 coronavirus online service:
Check if you have coronavirus symptoms.

NHS Online overview of coronavirus:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response:

The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) have put together a statement on covid-19 and Down’s syndrome and have collected some useful links together as well. Read their statement here.

For parents of children who have Down’s syndrome

It is vital that you continue to be vigilant about all health concerns that require professional medical help and advice, including common childhood infections.

You should not delay seeking medical advice on account of the current situation with Covid-19.

Please read the articles from The Journal Preventing infection in children with Down’s syndrome by Dr Liz Marder and Recognition of Serious Illness in Children with Down’s syndrome by Dr Liz Herrieven (you can download both articles here) and see the latest statement from DSMIG (4 April 2020).

For adults

Department of Health & Social Care have published new information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 – Guidance and support called ‘Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)’:

Public Health England: COVID-19: guidance for supported living provision:

Public Health England: Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults:

Department of Health and Social Care: Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family: