2 Treatment and care planning

2 Treatment and care planning

2.1 Tell patients, their families and carers to continue with all their usual self-care arrangements including, for example:

2.2 Tell patients, their families and carers to wash their hands and clean equipment such as face masks and mouth pieces used for nebulised therapies, or face masks used for non-invasive ventilation, by regularly using washing-up liquid or following the manufacturer's cleaning instructions.

2.3 Prescribe usual quantities of medicines to meet the patient's clinical needs, normally 30 days' supply. Prescribing larger quantities of medicines puts the supply chain at risk.

2.4 Tell patients, their families and carers to follow the advice they have previously been given about what to do if they have an exacerbation, including taking rescue medication and contacting their cystic fibrosis team.

2.5 Monitor patients with cystic fibrosis closely, because they may be at greater risk of rapid deterioration if they contract COVID‑19.