What is Coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
How you can help?
Asking for a test to check if you have Coronavirus
Testing is now available in England for children of any age. However, for children aged 11 and under the parent is required to administer the swab test for their child, whether using a home test kit or attending a drive-through regional test site.