Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China. It is a new respiratory illness which affects lungs and airways that has not previously been seen in humans. 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 latest information on symptoms of COVID-19 and NHS advice can be found here.
The latest COVID-19 guidance for healthcare staff can be found on the gov.uk website here.
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