What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, is a new illness, a virus, that can affect your lungs and airways.
Anyone who has symptoms, however mild, or is in a household where someone has symptoms, should not leave their house to go to work. Those people should self-isolate for seven days, as should those in their households for 14 days.
The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
If you are concerned about your symptoms, or you feel you are unable to manage your symptoms at home, Use the 111 online coronavirus service. The 111 online coronavirus service will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do.
Other things you can do to stop the infection spreading:
For more information around the face covering aspects of staying safe and alert outside your home, click here.
You can also download the Easy Read guidance explaining what coronavirus is and advice on what you should do.
For more information visit the Coronavirus page on the NHS website here.
To view the latest NHS Guidance update, all in one document, please click here.