Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

We are continuously monitoring the situation, taking guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), and are mindful of the concerns this raises for people with an ileostomy or internal pouch.

We are being asked many questions about this pandemic and having an ileostomy, and have created a series of FAQs below.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
What should I do if I am showing symptoms?
How long should I stay in self-isolation?
What can I do to lower my risk?
If I have worrying cancer symptoms, should I still present to my GP?
Do I need to wear a face mask out in public?
Covid-19 Air Travel Advice
How is IA affected?
Can dehydration or poor absorption through my ileum lower my immune system?
Am I at risk if I am taking immunosuppressive/immunomodulating medicine?
Should I be requesting increased quantities of stoma supplies?
I haven’t received an NHS 12-week isolation letter but I think I’m high-risk
I’ve received my NHS 12-week isolation letter but I don’t think I’m high-risk
What if I have a problem with my stoma during lockdown?
Reopening of public toilets