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.

If you are able to make a donation to NASS today, we'd be so grateful.


Free Nordic Walking in Bristol

Would you like to try Nordic Walking?

The University of the West of England, in partnership with NASS and Quartet Community Foundation are offering 11 free weekly sessions of Nordic Walking for people living with axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Weekly sessions commence at Clifton Downs on Wednesday 15 April at 1700 and at Southmead Hospital on Saturday 18 April at 1100.

For more information, please send an email to

Read more about the benefits of Nordic Walking here.