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 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

Please read this helpful information from the British Lung Foundation: www.blf.org.uk/coronavirus/people-living-with-lung-condition

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.