The COVID-19 pandemic has been a particularly difficult time for people living with obesity. Not only is there evidence that suggests people with obesity have an elevated risk of hospitalisation, serious illness and mortality, it has also been very challenging to obtain or maintain treatment.
Many clinics and obesity centres had to close because of COVID-19, but the good news is that many of them are now reopening.
We urge you to maintain any treatment you have already been prescribed and to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to ensure you are aware of all your treatment and management options. Many centres are now offering virtual consultations so if travelling is a problem, or you simply prefer the idea of an online appointment, you may be able to request it.
Please refer to our leaflet for some of the questions you should be asking your provider.