COVID advice and information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.

COVID-19 symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms can include:

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you or your child have symptoms and either:

You can go back to your normal activities when you feel better or do not have a high temperature.

You are no longer required to do a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test if you have symptoms.

But if you or your child have tested positive for COVID-19:

Getting help

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