The NHS has just started to make antibody and anti-viral treatments for Covid-19 available, prioritising people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, including people with Down's Syndrome aged 12+.

The NHS is now writing to people with Down's Syndrome about accessing these treatments if they test positive for Covid, and sending them a home PCR test to keep for when they may have symptoms and need to carry out a test. More information is available on the Down's Syndrome Association website

https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/news/news-research/coronavirus/latest-advice-on-new-covid-19-treatment-for-people-who-have-downs-syndrome/

Treatment is also likely to be available to a wider group of people with a learning disability if they take part in a new trial called Panoramic, which is being led by Oxford University. Details of how to join the trial and who is eligible are available online atĀ https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/news/oxford-begins-to-recruit-for-community-covid-19-antiviral-trial

More information and advice from the NHS on Covid-19 treatment is available hereĀ