Epilepsy ActionUK

Epilepsy ActionUK

Epilepsy and Coronavirus (UK)

The information provided gives some practical general information relating to epilepsy and COVID-19.

  1. Does having epilepsy put me at increased risk from coronavirus?
  2. If I catch coronavirus could it trigger a seizure?
  3. Are face coverings (face masks) safe for people with epilepsy?
  4. I’m worried about catching coronavirus at work but my employer says I have to go in. What can I do?
  5. Do epilepsy medicines stop the immune system working well?
  6. Will the situation with coronavirus lead to shortages of my epilepsy medicine?
  7. My child has epilepsy. Are they at increased risk?
  8. How can I get support while self-isolating?


Nutricia offers access to a wide range of support services and resources including:

  • • Our free Sampling Service to order product samples and have them sent to your patients' homes.
  • • A range of CPD accredited e-learning programmes.
  • • Order free paper copies of our support tools for yourself or to use with your patients.
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