TwinsUK statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

13th March 2020

Dear TwinsUK members, 

The government has announced that the country will be moving to the “delay” stage of the plan to fight coronavirus in the UK. 

We have taken the decision to cancel twin visits for the next month, in order to protect our twins and our staff alike. Our other research studies that require sending samples in the post will also be put on hold, and our staff will be working from home.  

Please be aware that we are unable to take calls to our usual number, so please contact us over email at twinsuk@kcl.ac.uk if you need to reach us.  

We are sending to you and your families and friends our very best wishes at this time, to keep yourself and others safe and strong. Of course, now is a good time to make plans to ensure you, your family and your friends will be ready and able to support each other should the need arise to self-isolate for an extended period of time. We know it is particularly important that older individuals have support networks in place, not forgetting that tools like Skype and Facetime can keep us all connected while minimising close contact.  

Please keep an eye on the NHS webpage for the most accurate information, and use the NHS 111 online service or call the 111 helpline if any coronavirus symptoms you experience worsen and you need additional support 

All our best, 

The TwinsUK Team 

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