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About coronaviruses

Coronaviruses can cause several illnesses, from the common cold to serious respiratory infections and pneumonia. Learn more about coronaviruses.

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Quick read: Symptoms and when to get help

Learn about mild and moderate COVID-19 symptoms, which usually can be treated at home. Know how to recognise severe symptoms and when to seek medical advice.

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Quick read: Your infectious period

Learn if you are still infectious while you are recovering from COVID-19, or if you are putting others at risk.

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How to avoid COVID-19

There are many ways to reduce your risk of COVID-19, including physical distancing, wearing a mask, hand washing and getting vaccinated.

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What is COVID-19?

Get information about COVID-19, including on variants such as Omicron, plus how it’s spread and how to avoid it.

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How masks can help prevent COVID-19

Frequently asked questions and answers about how masks can help prevent a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, including how masks work, what types to use and how to wear them.

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COVID-19 symptoms

Learn to recognise mild, moderate and severe symptoms of COVID-19, and when to seek medical advice from your GP or another healthcare professional.

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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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COVID-19

Health advice and information on COVID-19, including when to get tested or self-isolate, symptoms, how to avoid infection, getting vaccinated and long COVID.

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Quick read: Monitor your COVID symptoms

Know how to recognise severe COVID symptoms that will need medical attention.

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