Professor Ley Sander is the Medical Director at the Epilepsy Society. Here, he has put together an FAQ factsheet for those with epilepsy about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please note that the advice below looks at epilepsy in general, rather than at specific types of epilepsy. If you, or a loved one, has severe epilepsy and other accompanying conditions, you should always consult your doctor about your or their individual risks around covid-19.
So, for example, if your epilepsy is well controlled, you are not likely to be affected any more seriously by covid-19 than someone without the condition. However if a person with epilepsy also has reduced mobility, trouble swallowing and learning difficulties, then they are more likely to develop breathing problems and need extra help. This is explained more fully below.