Archive for February, 2020

Novel Coronavirus symptoms

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Noticing the symptoms of Novel Coronavirus

Coronavirus is the family name for a group of common viruses which are found all over the world. Typical symptoms include fever and a cough but may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, making a coronavirus dangerous if left untreated.

The Novel Coronavirus is a new strain of the virus which has not previously been found in humans. Though it was first identified in Wuhan City, China, there have been a number of cases worldwide showing a spread of the virus, including three in the UK.

We want all staff, clients, family and friends to be prepared and aware, in case they encounter someone with the virus.

Looking for symptoms

Though anyone can catch Novel Coronavirus, it can be particularly dangerous for;

~ Those with a weakened immune system
~ Older people
~ Those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

With this in mind, we wanted you to be aware of the main symptoms:

~ A cough
~ A high temperature
~ Feeling short of breath
~ A fever
~ Runny nose

Remember, you know your body better than anyone else. If you feel unwell or if there is something you are worried about, please consult your local GP or call the NHS on 111.

More information on the Novel Coronavirus:

More information on the NHS website
More information on the GOV.UK website