Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. In this section you will be able to find all the latest information on what you can and can't do, and how to keep yourself and everyone else safe. 

The advice to everyone remains: Stay alert, to control the virus and save lives

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. These include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days