Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

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COVID19: Assessing your risk

The majority of people should now have received a letter from their rheumatology team with advice based on their personal situation..

If you have not received a letter and need advice on your risk, do contact your rheumatologist and / or  your GP for advice. You can also refer to the guidance from the British Society for Rheumatology. This information is quite technical as it’s aimed at rheumatologists so do call to discuss your situation further with the NASS Helpline.

You can find information on the NHS website, or call 111 if your query is urgent. In an emergency always call 999.

It is the medications you take for your axial SpA (AS) which lower your immune system more than the condition itself but there are other factors which may contribute to this including other conditions, age and kyphosis.

Last updated 12 May 2020