Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, known as IA, is a registered charity supporting people living with an ileostomy or internal pouch, their families, friends and carers.Donate
Group meetings are postponed
17th Dec 2020
Following the national charity’s decision to postpone the Information Day on 28 March 2020, and given the continued escalation in the situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Trustees believe it is of paramount importance that the charity has measures in place to protect our members, volunteers and staff.
On that basis, we today strongly advised all of our member organisations to postpone any events or meetings planned for the coming months, and given the nature of the situation, we recommended not setting any revised dates for these events until such time as there is greater clarity on this matter, taking into account any Government and NHS guidance that may be issued.
We hope that you will all understand why this decision has been reached, but please do not hesitate to contact us at national office in the first instance should you wish to discuss this matter further or have any questions.
You are also welcome to contact your branch secretary if you have any questions about your local group.
During this time the IA team is still available for help and advice via our telephone line and social media platforms.
For general medical advice about your ileostomy or pouch, as always, please contact your GP or stoma nurse via their currently preferred contact methods.
For information about Covid-19, current NHS guidance and what to do if you think you’re symptomatic, please look at the current information here: