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What is coronavirus?

We have been living with and hearing about coronavirus for quite a long time now.

COVID-19, the name for this particular coronavirus, is an illness that can affect the body’s lungs and airways. This is a new kind of this type of virus, and it has spread around the world.


Find up to date advice on the symptoms of coronavirus here.

3 ways you can help stop the spread of coronavirus

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, maybe to the tune of happy birthday, or perhaps you could try singing one of your favourite songs to see which last for 20 seconds instead!
  2. Try to keep your hands off your face, so no rubbing your eyes or nose, or putting your hands in your mouth. That way, if there is any of the virus on your hands, you won’t give it a way to enter the body where it can make you feel unwell
  3. If you cough or sneeze, do this into a tissue and bin it. You could also sneeze into your elbow if needed to avoid using your hands
Coronavirus how to stop the spread

Source: NHS/BBC

Click here to view the latest Government coronavirus information.

How to get help

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