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What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) or a new influenza virus. Here's what you need to know, including how epidemics are different.

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How to get help with mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you’re concerned about your mental health because of the COVID-19 crisis, here are some of the tips, services and resources available to help you.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health advice on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including when to see a doctor, symptoms, how to avoid infection, physical distancing, when to self-isolate and restrictions.

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Other questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus

Answers to common questions about COVID-19, including whether you should bulk-buy groceries and which types of public venue have closed.

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Colds

A cold is a viral infection that affects the nose, the throat and upper airways. Find out more about the common cold.

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Egg allergy

Egg allergy usually starts in infancy, but most children grow out of it. Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis of egg allergy, plus ways to avoid egg.

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Flu (influenza)

The flu is a viral infection affecting your nose, throat and sometimes your lungs. It is typically more severe than a cold. Find out more about the flu.

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Symptoms of COVID-19 and how the virus spreads

Learn about coronavirus (COVID-19), its symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated, how it is spread and what to do if you come into contact with the virus.

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Physical distancing and how to avoid the COVID-19 infection

Frequently asked questions and answers about avoiding COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, including information on physical distancing, masks and the meaning of 'close contact'.

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