Grainne OLearyThis morning, we entered a new phase in responding to Covid-19.

Our top priority at Arthritis Ireland is the health and wellbeing of people living with arthritis, and that of our volunteers, leaders and staff.

To this end, we have cancelled all self-management classes, physical activity classes, information events, walking groups and all group activities from this evening for the foreseeable future. This decision is based on expert advice from the HSE and the National Public Health Emergency Team.

We are very conscious of the ongoing need to provide support to people, particularly when there is so much uncertainty and people are asked to undertake social distancing.

If you require support or information, you can avail of help through the following means:

If you were undertaking a self-management course, you might want to look at our Living Well with Arthritis online course.

Working together and supporting one another we will get through these challenging times.

Ní neart go cur le chéile.

Gráinne O’Leary
Chief executive