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Arrhythmias and Coronavirus

We are aware that people with AF and other arrhythmias are understandably concerned about Coronavirus (COVID 19). Having AF or any arrhythmia does not put you at an increased risk of contracting Coronavirus. However, if you do contract the disease and have cardiovascular issues or other chronic health issues like diabetes or a lung condition, the symptoms may affect you more and may be more dangerous.

We’re here for you

In accordance with the latest government guidelines, and to keep our staff and volunteers safe, we are currently working remotely. However, we are still here for YOU! We know this is a stressful time and you might be feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it might affect you or your family and friends.

You might like to call our helpline to talk it through with someone. If you need support and/or advice please contact us on:

To prevent the spread of this illness or other illnesses (including the flu):

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, (recommended every two hours for a minimum of 20 seconds – some say sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice so you know you have washed them long enough)

• It has also been advised to clean your mobile phone every time your wash your hands

• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze (advice is to cough into your arm rather than your hand to reduce risk of spreading any germs

• Visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 or https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information on the Coronavirus, including what you should know about symptoms, treatments, testing, etc.

For the latest government guidelines (updated 02/11/2020) please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to support patients during the Coronavirus pandemic through our helpline, support group activities, patient education days and Covid specific resources.

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