Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which 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.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness, but however mild your symptoms, you should stay at home.
Visit the NHS coronavirus webpage for the latest advice and guidance.
You can find the latest information on the situation in the UK on the GOV.UK website.
For information on symptoms, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you might have coronavirus, visit the NHS coronavirus webpage.
The Government regularly updates national guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, residents are reminded:
These documents provide more detailed advice on the new government guidance:
In addition to UK measures there is guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 because of a serious underlying health condition.
From 6 July 2020, guidance for people shielding changed, including the ability for shielding individual to form a support bubble. See the full guidance.
More information on coronavirus testing and Local Outbreak Plan.
Updated: 15 July 2020