The ‘novel coronavirus’ (recently named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus that was first detected in China in December 2019, and has since spread to other parts of the world.
COVID-19 AND MS
MS Ireland has been closely following developments in relation to COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation which we will continue to monitor carefully. We have consulted with neurologists, our friends at MS Trust UK and other patient organisations to ensure we are providing you with up-to-date, relevant and expert information. Below is the initial information based on our current knowledge. This will be under continuous review as our knowledge of the virus improves.
If you have specific concerns in relation to your own health or that of a loved one, we would advise that you contact your GP, MS Nurse or Neurologist. We will keep this page updated on a regular basis.
Please browse the relevant sections below. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our information line on 1850 233 233 open from 9.30am-1.30pm Monday to Friday.
Information on COVID-19 and useful advice for People Living With MS.
Information on the ‘COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment’ to support those whose income is affected as a result
Our Regional services and our information line remain open and we are here to help you.
MS and COVID-19 Vaccines
MS Ireland has consulted with one of Ireland’s leading consultant neurologists to help answer your questions on MS and COVID-19 vaccines.
Looking after your mental health is integral during this time of uncertainty, we have put together a useful guide for what you can do.
Browse our catalogue of useful resources for hygiene, isolation medication and much more.
Discover The Latest Information Around Symptoms, Risk And Advice On The HSE Website.
It is important to look after yourself. We have developed this information on MS and wellness to provide people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers access to information, tips and tricks to support wellbeing.
MS Wellness content is developed by Novartis on behalf of MS Ireland.
The Government announced additional measures that must be adhered to in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is being asked to remain at home.
MSIF and the MS Data Alliance have launched a brand new Global Data Sharing Initiative for Coronavirus and Multiple Sclerosis.
Across the country, Local Authority Community Response Forums have been established.
Information has been shared for those giving and receiving support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many things have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but regardless of this situation, your healthcare continues. We have compiled a list of tips for you so you can make the most of your telemedicine consultation.
Collective advice from neurologists in Ireland in relation to the frequency of blood monitoring for those on DMT’S throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Health advice has recommended the use of face coverings to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
On Oct 19th, the Government announced that “support bubbles’ form part of their plan for tightening restrictions in response to rising cases of COVID-19.
The HSE Neurology Group have developed a document with frequently asked questions people living with MS may have relating to COVID-19.