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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and brain tumours

We know that there will be a number of concerns from our community related to the coronavirus and how it can affect you following a brain tumour diagnosis. So we have put together the following resources to help you keep up to date with the latest advice.

What is coronavirus COVID-19?

Coronavirus are a large family of viruses which may cause illnesses in humans and animals. In humans, they are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. 

The most recent coronavirus to be found causes coronavirus disease called COVID-19. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

More information about coronavirus COVID-19 and brain tumours

Coronavirus updates

Get the latest health advice around coronavirus COVID-19 and how you might be affected

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Treatment changes

How coronavirus is affecting brain tumour treatments and advice on how to cope

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Vaccinations & brain tumours

Information and advice about newly developed COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Advice for parents

Looking after your child

How to explain and manage your child's stress and anxiety around coronavirus COVID-19

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Returning to school after shielding

Guidance to help you make sense of the plans for children to return to school in March.

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Children’s hospice care

Answers to some of the questions you may have about hospice care for your child during coronavirus

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Advice for adults and young people with a brain tumours

Shielding the vulnerable

What is shielding, who is affected and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Benefits and employment advice

Our experienced benefits advisor explains how your finances could be affected.

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Coronavirus Q&A

A team of healthcare experts answer your COVID-19 questions in BRIAN.

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Tips for self-isolating

Practical suggestions and advice on how to self isolate for coronavirus COVID-19

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Looking after your well-being

How to look after your mental health and well-being during self-isolation for coronavirus COVID-19

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Staying at home

Tips on how to minimise social interaction to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Managing your relationship

Tips for coping with the stresses and strains of a brain tumour and coronavirus on your relationship

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End of life and terminal illness

Understand your choices and the decisions around end of life being made during coronavirus

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Advice from healthcare experts and tips from our community

Expert videos

Brain tumour experts answer your questions and give practical advice for staying well

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Information for carers

Advice on how to protect the people with a brain tumour that you care for during coronavirus

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Tips from our community

Our community have been sharing tips and videos about staying positive during self-isolation.

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