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What is Coronavirus

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a new virus that can affect your lungs and airways. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China. The 2019 novel coronavirus has been spreading since it was first reported in December 2019.

Symptoms include fever and respiratory symptoms including coughing and shortness of breath. 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.

Current advice

The most up to date advice is available on the NHS Coronavirus website.

Urgent advice 

Use the NHS 111 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

Please only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Further information