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TAS coronavirus (COVID-19) update for patients

31 March 2020

We ask that all patients, donors, carers and visitors to our units please familiarise yourselves with the below information in relation to coronavirus.

TAS unit relocations

Some units are being temporarily relocated due to the coronavirus. We recommend that you check your unit prior to visiting for the most up to date information.

If you are symptomatic

If you are displaying any symptoms linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19), including a high temperature or a new continuous cough, please contact your local TAS unit as soon as possible before attending the unit, who will then provide you with guidance.

Attending the unit

Please assume that your appointment is scheduled as planned unless otherwise informed by the unit. We ask that anyone visiting the unit uses hand washing and / or sanitising facilities prior to entering the unit.


Visitors to TAS units are now limited to key carers or in exceptional circumstances – please contact your local TAS unit to discuss.

More information

  • Further information about coronavirus can be found on the NHS Website
  • Sickle Cell Disease: For more information about coronavirus in relation to sickle cell, we recommend looking at the Sickle Cell Society website
  • Thalassaemia: For more information about coronavirus in relation to Thalassaemia, we recommend looking at the UK Thalassaemia Society website
  • Handwashing advice: for resources on handwashing procedure, we recommending following this NHS advice

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