Coronavirus and COVID-19
Here you’ll find all our information about coronavirus and useful links for the latest updates.
Taking care of ourselves this winter
Pam Parry is BLF’s Respiratory Nurse Specialist Co-Lead and talks to us about why we should all be taking care of ourselves this winter, especially if you have a lung condition.
COVID-19 can't stop me climbing
Ben is climbing the equivalent of 100 mountains at home over the next year. Starting in Portugal and ending with Mount Everest, he isn’t letting COVID-19 stop him from climbing!
I can identify with our callers, because I had COVID too
Pam Parry jointly leads our helpline team who are on hand to answer your questions and offer vital support, advice and reassurance. This includes our specialist Post-COVID Hub Helpline. In March Pam got COVID herself. Here she describes how it affected her and her work.
I’m taking each day as it comes
Andy has a rare type of pulmonary fibrosis. At the start of the year, as the coronavirus crisis began, he was in hospital with a pneumothorax. He shares how he’s coped with lockdown and how he plans to approach the next few months, as many return to a relatively normal life.
We desperately need support to continue when shielding is paused
Carol has emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She’s been shielding since March. In this blog, she discusses how she feels about shielding coming to an end, and the support she wants to see continue.
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If you're a member of a BLF support group
We're advising that Breathe Easy support groups do not meet because of the current situation with coronavirus.