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.
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
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.
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