Coronavirus advice – advice and updates for the public

The Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.