People living with a long-term health condition may be more at risk of serious illness if they get coronavirus and need to take extra care to protect themselves. It is really important that they also continue to manage their long-term health condition at this time.

This leaflet provides practical and clear information to support people to manage their long-term health condition and to stay well.

The key messages are:

  • Continue to monitor your long-term health condition
  • Seek help early if your condition worsens
  • Continue to take your medications
  • Mind your mental health
  • Eat well
  • Keep active
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce alcohol intake

Each key message is supported by a helpful tip and signposts to other resources available at this time.

This resource was developed by the National Self-management Support Coordinator Team and approved by the National Clinical Care Programmes for Diabetes, Respiratory and Heart Failure.