Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients

If you are a patient with IBD, then the resources on this page will help provide up to date information about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Novel coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2) is a virus you can catch from other people. It causes respiratory infections, which can make you cough and have difficulty breathing – but for most people the infection will be mild. For more information about this, as well as what to do if you become unwell, visit

For the latest government advice and support, visit

If you are unsure of your risk level, you can check using the COVID-19 UK IBD Tool.

It is important that we all stay safe at home, including everyone that is self-isolating or shielding. The National Academy for Social Prescribing and partners have produced a Personalised Wellbeing Plan template, to help you share what matters to you and how people can best support you with your health condition.