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 10am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Information on COVID-19 and useful advice for People Living With MS.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has introduced 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.
Looking after your mental health is integral during this time of uncertainty, we have put together a useful guide for what you can do.
If you are self-isolating, you can download this poster here to let people know.
Discover The Latest Information Around Symptoms, Risk And Advice On The HSE Website.
Download a useful poster on how to practice good hand hygiene.
Gavin Giovannoni, Consultant Neurologist's grid which outlines his thoughts on the potential increased risk of infection and the various DMT’s.
The government has circulated advice for vulnerable people in response to COVID-19.
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.