Coronavirus

Information for people with Crohn’s and Colitis about COVID-19, risk levels and the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Vaccines
Your risk level and extra precautions  
Catching coronavirus 
Supporting you through daily life
Get involved


Vaccines

Read our information on:

We are aware that there are some delays and problems in people getting their third vaccine dose. We are working hard to make your voices heard. It may help to show your specialist, GP or the vaccination centre this letter to explain your situation.


Your risk level and extra precautions 

We have detailed information about the risk categories on our risk page.

You can quickly check your risk level using our decision tree.  ​


Catching coronavirus

  • If you test positive for coronavirus, or you're experiencing symptoms, your IBD team may advise you to pause some of your medicines until you feel better. Find out more in our information on testing positive
  • Hear from people with Crohn's and Colitis who have tested positive for COVID-19 on how the virus affected them​

I had many of the symptoms, including a fever, cough and loss of taste and smell but it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I imagined it would be. I had some lingering fatigue for probably 2 or 3 weeks after I recovered, but then got back to full health.

Marcus
Living with Colitis

Supporting you through daily life

It is important to look after yourself and take care of your mental wellbeing.  We have put together some information and links to help you cope and improve your wellbeing:


Get involved


We know that the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for many of you. If you have any questions or need to talk, you can contact our confidential Helpline via email, telephone or Live Chat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.