Meningitis Now CEO Dr Tom Nutt

Meningitis Now statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dr. Tom Nutt | 25th March 2020

We are still here to help and support you

Meningitis Now coronavirus statement

As advised by the Government, we have taken steps to protect staff, volunteers and all our supporters from the spread of coronavirus. This includes closing our office in Stroud. 

We are, however, very much open for business and remain fully committed to providing support and help to people who have experienced or who are concerned about meningitis. We can still be contacted as usual via our Helpline, email and social media channels.  

We have cancelled or postponed all of our fundraising and support events that were scheduled to be taking place during the anticipated peak months for coronavirus (April-May) and have been making contact with all of those affected by these changes.  Regular events updates will be posted on our website and social media channels. If you have any questions or concerns about any of our events, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

If you are planning a fundraising event or awareness raising activity for us over the coming months, we really appreciate your support but ask that you follow the government’s advice and postpone this until a later date. Again, please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can help at all.

Whatever happens over the coming weeks and months, we want to reassure you that we will still be here for you. If you’d like to talk, our nurse-led Helpline can be contacted on 0808 80 10 388 or you can get in touch via email or social media. Our Community Support Officers will continue to offer a range of support and information. Our peer support groups on Facebook will still be active as this is a very important source of support, particularly for those that feel isolated.

We understand that this may be a difficult time for people who have had a meningitis experience. It is natural to be worried. If you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact us. Considering the current situation, please bear with us as it may take a little longer to respond to your queries. 

We’d like to thank everyone who continues to support our work, which is now more critical than ever before. We hope that in these uncertain times, those affected by meningitis can draw comfort from being part of the Meningitis Now family - and know that we are here for them.

Current advice and information for the UK:

Read more on our COVID-19 FAQ page