Updated on 1 April 2020


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27 March 2020: Updated advice for people living with MS and related disorders regarding COVID-19
24 March 2020: MSL's office closure in response to COVID-19
23 March 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about coronavirus and multiple sclerosis
17 March 2020: MSL’s operational changes in response to COVID-19: social distancing to avoid spreading
16 March 2020:  MS International Federation (MSIF) Global COVID-19 advice for people with MS
13 March 2020: MSL cancels its upcoming fundraising events


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and MS

We know many people in the MS community are anxious about coronavirus and concerned about what it might mean.

For those living with MS and their carers, concerns may be heightened particularly in relation to their treatment. So in addition to providing you with updates as they become available and monitoring the advice from the Australian Government, Department of Health and State Governments’ websites, we will also monitor information provided by MS health professionals to keep this page updated with the latest guidance for people living with MS in Australia.

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a new respiratory illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. People with coronavirus may experience flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, fever and shortness of breath. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person so good hygiene can prevent infection.

More information about Coronavirus, visit the Australian Government website or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have any concerns about your health or your treatment for MS, talk to your GP or neurologist.

Please see below the latest information and advice for people living with MS or supporting the MS community.


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