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COVID-19 – ‘Rescue Pack’ advice for patients with respiratory conditions

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to before doing anything else.

Please read this helpful information from the British Lung Foundation:

You will note that there is no recommendation to have a rescue pack, there is no evidence for this and indeed there are concerns steroid will reduce your immunity to fight off this virus.