COVID-19 guidance for non-clinical settings

Information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including guidance for professionals helping people in the education, transport and other sectors.

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

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.

Published 14 February 2020
Last updated 26 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added: 'COVID-19: decontamination in non-healthcare settings'.

  2. Added Guidance for social or community care and residential settings on COVID-19.

  3. Added 'Guidance to educational settings about COVID-19'.

  4. First published.