News and events News Coronavirus Update Our charity is facing increasing demand for support from people affected by genetic haemochromatosis due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please consider helping us with a donation. Every little helps us, to help others. Thank you. Please select a donation amount (required) £5 £10 £15 £25 £50 Other Set up a regular payment Donate Our helpline has received an increased number of queries about coronavirus. We've collated the current advice here - read on for further details about : Information on the CV19 vaccination programme for people with genetic haemochromatosis (6th January 2021) What is coronavirus? What are the symptoms of coronavirus? Why should I self-isolate or practise social distancing? What should I do if I think I’m infected with coronavirus? How do I protect myself and my family? This page was : updated at 2pm on Wednesday 28th July 2021. See earlier updates here We hope to provide further updates periodically as our understanding of this issue increases. You can get the latest updates here : https://www.haemochromatosis.org.uk/cornonavirus Download our free guide to Coronavirus & Genetic Haemochromatosis (updated January 2021) Download our guide (updated 18th January 2021) Where can I get further help or advice? For people living in the UK : Her Majesty's Government latest advice and updates on coronavirus in UK For people living in Northern Ireland : HSC Public Health Agency advice For people living in Wales : Public Health Wales advice For people living in Scotland : Health Protection Scotland advice WHO frequently asked questions on coronavirus UK Government - advice for travellers Families with young children UK government advice regarding school-aged children - "If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be." Plus details of keyworker exemptions for ongoing schooling during the outbreak. British Psychological Society advice for families - how to talk to kids about coronavirus (thanks to our clinical advisor Roseanna Brady) A wonderful book that helps explain coronavirus to young children Our charity helplines are also available - get in touch if you'd like to chat or have a concern about coronavirus and genetic haemochromatosis. Please note that our helplines are staffed by trained volunteers, many without formal medical training and so we may be unable to help with specific health concerns. But we're always here with a listening ear!