More about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to stop it

Posted: March 11, 2020

Advice we all need to follow

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Coronavirus presents with symptoms including:

  • A cough
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

To find out more, please see the NHS website: Conditions: Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Everyone has a role to play in containing the spread of the virus.

You can help by washing your hands more often, for 20 seconds.

To find out more about effective handwashing, watch this video on the NHS website: How to wash your hands.

Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you:

  • Get home or into work
  • Blow your nose
  • Sneeze or cough
  • Eat or handle food

Protect yourself and others.

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