People with Heart or Circulatory diseases

Are people with heart and circulatory disease at increased risk of coronavirus?

The majority of people diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19) have mild symptoms and make a full recovery. However, early indications are that people with heart and circulatory diseases are at risk of a more severe illness which could require Admission to hospital. 

If your symptoms become significant or get worse, you should call 111 in line with the government’s advice. 

I have a heart or circulatory condition - what should I do to avoid coronavirus?

It is thought that Covid-19 is spread by coughs and sneezes. It can also be spread if you touch a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touch your face.

The government has issued new advice on social distancing for everyone and for protecting older and vulnerable adults. Social distancing is a really important way to slow transmission of Covid-19 and to help to protect yourself from catching it.

The current advice says that if you are over 70 years old, pregnant, or under 70 years old and have a long term underlying health condition, you should take extra care to follow social distancing measures.