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Allergy and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On this page you will find the latest information and guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on people living with allergic disease.

People living with allergy are understably anxious and confused about what the current pandemic could mean for them in the short term and the long term. We are working proactively to bring you the latest guidance from our team of healthcare professionals and other experts in the field.

Our Helpline is operating extended opening hours to provide more support by listenening to your concerns and answering more of your queries.  You can now call our Helpline (01322 619898) for support Monday to Thursday 9am-7pm  and Friday 9am-5pm.

You can find the latest guidance about allergy and coronavirus in our FAQ document which we will be updating regularly with any new information received.

Hayfever vs COVID-19

Similarities and differences between hay fever and COVID-19 symptoms

Coronavirus FAQs

Keep checking our FAQs document for the latest guidance from our Health Advisory Boards and experts

Allergies vs Coronavirus Symptoms

At this time of COVID 19, these three tips provide a little comfort around the differences between the symptoms of the virus and hay fever

After receiving concerns from our community about the lack of access to 'lifeline' products, Allergy UK is appealing to supermarkets and to shoppers to think about those that need ‘Freefrom’ and alternative foods to feed their families. 

Allergy UK Appeals to Shoppers Amid Panic Buying

People with skin and food allergies are struggling to find products they rely on amidst the chaos of panic buying.

We have written an open letter, alongside the Anaphylaxis Campaign and BSACI to supermarkets on the issues around availability of 'Freefrom’ and alternative foods during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter is available to download at the bottom of this page. 

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