We understand that people affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers may have questions and queries about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how this may affect them. 

Below you will find some links and information to help you with any coronavirus (COVID-19) queries:

Social Distancing

See the 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need To Do' section on the Goverment's website

Read the Government's Guidance on Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and stay at home NHS advice:

Read the NHS advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read the coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS stay at home advice 

What you need to know

The 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): 'Guidance and support' section on the Government's website has information on topics including: 

  • Protect yourself and others from coronavirus
  • Testing for coronavirus
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Employment, financial support and money
  • Working safely
  • Businesses and self-employed people
  • School closures, education and childcare
  • Housing and accommodation
  • Driving and transport in the UK
  • International travel and immigration
  • Volunteering and offering help
  • Healthcare workers, carers and care settings

Leukaemia UK is part of the 'One Cancer Voice’ charities, who together with NHS England, developed information on coronavirus (COVID-19) for people who have, or have had, cancer and their loved ones, and for people who are worried they may have cancer. 

Further information

There is more advice and information available from the NHS and government websites. This information is reviewed and updated regularly.

For those affected by a blood cancer who have a specific question or query relating to their care, treatment or whether they may be at elevated risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend they contact their medical team.


NHS Inform 

Scottish government 


Public Health Wales 

Welsh government 

Northern Ireland

Public Health Agency 

Northern Ireland government 

Further support

Fellow blood cancer charities Blood Cancer UK and Leukaemia Care offer dedicated support lines for those affected by a blood cancer. 

Our events
London Marathon

The London Marathon has been postponed until Sunday 4 October. Virgin Money will contact participants directly and we have contacted our runners as well.

London Landmarks Half Marathon

This London Landmarks has been cancelled and we are in touch with our runners.

If you have any questions about an event you have signed up for, please contact the organisers directly, or email us at [email protected].

Leukaemia UK office

Please note that due to the social distancing guidelines introduced by the Government we now have limited access to our office. Our team remains available to reply to enquiries during our working hours Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm. We will reply to any correspondence sent to our office as soon as possible. Thank you for bearing with us.