What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
Take steps to protect yourself by washing your hands regularly with soap and water, use of hand sanitisers, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you develop symptoms, follow Government advice on self-isolation.
For more updates from the Government regarding Coronavirus and how it affects you, follow the links below-
The NHS guidelines on how to protect yourself and others can be found via these links