Further information about COVID-19 prevention and best practices.

What is COVID-19?

According to the NHS, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a type of coronavirus that can spread from person to person and cause respiratory illness.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The majority of patients with COVID-19 experience mild to moderate respiratory illness with the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Some patients, including the elderly and those with compromised immune systems or underlying health conditions are considered to be at a higher risk of developing severe illness.

Is COVID-19 in the UK?

Yes, COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout the UK. The current count of cases of COVID-19 in the UK is available on the government’s webpage.

Is there a cure for COVID-19?

At this time, there is not a vaccine or antiviral treatment for COVID-19. The best way to prevent the disease is to practise prevention. To obtain treatment for COVID-19, you should seek out medical care.

How can I protect myself?

According to the NHS, you should take the following precautions to avoid person-to-person spreading of a coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with those who are ill.
  • Avoid large gatherings and public areas such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants and clubs
  • Practise social distancing.
  • Stay home if you feel ill.

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