(Please note this advice does not apply to people who are hospitalised with COVID-19 or for those who are in a residential care facility or nursing home and diagnosed with COVID19. Advice for contacts remains the same for all settings.)
This leaflet will tell you about COVID-19. COVID-19 is a new disease – caused by a virus called the Coronavirus. It is affecting people around the world and can make some people very sick. You may have a cough and high temperature with COVID-19. You may also find it hard to breathe or lose your sense of taste or smell. Most people with COVID-19 do not get very sick. Some people may stay well and not get sick at all. They may not even know that they have COVID-19.