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Cancellation of Public Events associated with Purple Day - Important message from Epilepsy Ireland

Unfortunately with the continuing concern regarding the Coronavirus, Epilepsy Ireland has made the difficult decision to cancel all public Purple Day fundraising events (March 26th).

We have communicated this decision to all our dedicated volunteers around the country who were planning on holding public events or selling our purple wristbands to the public.

Cancellation of Public Events - Important message from Epilepsy Ireland

In response to the emerging situation with COVID19 and in the interest of public safety of our members, service users and staff, Epilepsy Ireland have taken the decision to suspend all group-based events and community awareness events. This includes support groups, training programmes, self-management groups, seminars and other group-based activities. As announced yesterday, our important Purple Day (LINK) public fundraising activities have also been cancelled.

Research Request - University College Cork seeking young adults with epilepsy to complete online survey

University College Cork Researcher, Carla Engel, has contacted Epilepsy Ireland seeking input from young adults with epilepsy to complete an online survey for ongoing research on the factors surrounding the well-being of young adults with long-term conditions or illnesses. 

Epilepsy and Coronavirus

Following confirmed cases of Coronavirus or COVID19 in the Republic Of Ireland, we have received a small number of queries about what the virus could mean for people with epilepsy.

The queries have related to (1) whether there is any increased risk or susceptibility to the virus as a result of having epilepsy and (2) in relation to potential supply issues of epilepsy medications.

(1) Risk for People With Epilepsy