Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new, potentially serious illness that mostly affects people’s lungs and airways. Anyone can catch it; anyone can spread it.
Coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person who has it, through coughs and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces, if they do not wash their hands. To reduce the risk to the public, the NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.
For more information on how you can keep yourself and your household safe, download our COVID-19 information booklet.