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

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 page has the latest updates about the impact of COVID-19 on access to drug treatments, clinical trials and regulatory authority timetables.

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.

Social Care, Health & Education Support, Personal Assistants (PAs), Carers & Home Care

Social Care, Health & Education Support, Personal Assistants (PAs), Carers & Home Care

There have been a number of changes that may impact on the care and support you can expect to receive. We have gathered all the latest information we have on these pages.

Practical Support, Finances, Benefits, and Employment

Practical Support, Finances, Benefits, and Employment

Information about organisations that are helping local communities; Government advice and articles we spot that may be helpful about benefits and worries about pay; and other, more general, sources of information and support.

Action to Address Concerns about COVID-19 Public Policies and Impact

Action to Address Concerns about COVID-19 Public Policies and Impact

We are very aware of the concerns there have been, and still are, for all people who have neuromuscular / neurological conditions. Key organisations are voicing and working on these concerns with the Government organisations.

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.