Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. (WHO, 2022)

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the disease and how the virus spreads.

The guidance on the measures needed in response to Coronavirus are available on the Public Health Wales and Welsh Government websites.

Further resources are available, which are outlined below.


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