Skip to main content

We use strictly necessary cookies to make our site work. We would also like to set optional cookies (analytical, functional and YouTube) to enhance and improve our service. You can opt-out of these cookies. By clicking “Accept All Cookies” you can agree to the use of all cookies.

Cookies Statement and Privacy Statement

High blood pressure and COVID-19

Having high blood pressure may put you at a higher risk of serious illness if you get COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Follow the advice for people who may be at higher risk groups from COVID-19.

Take your medicine as usual unless you are told not to by a healthcare professional.

Stopping your medicines may cause your blood pressure to rise. This may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Related topics

People at higher risk from COVID-19

How to self-isolate

How to get tested

Dealing with fake health information

Last updated: 2 May 2020 5.40pm

Join the Fight Against Coronavirus.

Download the CovidTracker app
COVID Tracker app on phone