Coronavirus (Covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about Covid-19 virus, how it spreads and how to protect yourself.
The best way to protect yourself and others from infection is by:
- washing your hands regularly (for at least 20 seconds), if soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based rub frequently and do not touch your face
- wearing a face mask on public transport, in shops and other areas where social distancing is difficult
- keep a safe distance from other people (two metres ideally)
- Booking a Covid-19 test if you have any symptoms
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This page uses the latest data from Public Health England