Coping With COVID-19:
Advice, Tips & Guidance

We are gathering links to reliable information, advice and support. Scroll down to see the topics covered. If you have any suggestions for these pages, please email: 
office@smauk.org.uk

You can read about changes in SMA UK's activities due to Covid-19, here.

General advice from the UK Government, NHS, and Others

General advice from the UK Government, NHS, and Others

This page includes the latest clinically-related updates for the UK population including how to recognise symptoms, social distancing and self isolation.

SMA-Focused Advice from Leading UK Neuromuscular Experts

SMA-Focused Advice from Leading UK Neuromuscular Experts

This is a more specific page with answers to questions that have come from the Community.

Access to Drug Treatments

Access to Drug Treatments

This covers updates from NICE and NHS England, and any specific devolved nation updates, about access to nusinersen treatment and related questions.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing

This covers top tips from talking to your children about the coronavirus, to managing the mental health side of social-distancing and self-isolation.

Carers & Providing Home Care

Carers & Providing Home Care

Links to Government advice on home care provision, and some useful resources from Carers UK and the NHS.

Practical, Financial and Other Information & Support

Practical, Financial and Other Information & Support

Includes details of other helplines, FAQs, and advice around topics such as finances and benefits, health and social care.

Education, Arts & Culture, Keeping Entertained, and Keeping Fit

Education, Arts & Culture, Keeping Entertained, and Keeping Fit

There is a wide variety and mixture of things in this section that are suitable for all ages and members of the family, from links to help with home-schooling, to exercise videos, and virtual museum tours!

Our Great Community

Our Great Community

People in the SMA Community share their top tips and ideas for if you're having to socially-distance or self-isolate.

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

The most important thing you can do at the moment is to look after yourself, and your family and friends. However, there may be ways you can get involved to help others.

Some Lighter Moments

Some Lighter Moments

We all need funny and uplifting videos, comedians and cartoons, at times to help us get through these days. Here are some we have been sent and liked.