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The International Federation of Psoriasis Association understands the global concern regarding the present Coronavirus situation. This message is to reassure you. We are closely monitoring the situation using the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) material given. As of March 20th there are no exceptional directives for people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, regardless of their medication. The best advice is still to wash your hands frequently, participate in social distancing, maintain clean surfaces, avoid touching eyes and mouth, and only cough or sneeze into a bent elbow or an immediately disposable tissue. We advise that you follow the general public health guidelines regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak issued by your local health authorities, specifically the WHO, the CDC, and your national public health agency. IFPA will act on every validated procedure for the safety of everyone.

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 when you have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis

The situation is different for every context. IFPA highly encourages you to refer to your local health authorities, including your local World Health Organisation and Centers for Disease Control branches, for the most relevant information. Some key advice you may want to pass on to your members includes:

While we will make every effort to keep our information up to date as the situation with COVID-19 progresses, we would always recommend following the guidance on the your local health authorities’ websites first and foremost, as this will be the most up to date, and therefore the most accurate.