The coronavirus (COVID-19) is part of a family of viruses that can make humans and animals sick. They cause illnesses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases.
Symptoms of COVID-19 range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person.
The exact risk and impact of COVID-19 is still unclear, and there is a lot of speculation and anxiety. But, having a plan and access to good information will help you to keep you and your loved ones as healthy as possible.
This page provides information about, and links to 1) Information about COVID-19, 2) Preparation, 3) Maintaining Mental and Physical Wellbeing.
If you have been in contact with the virus, you may need to self-isolate at home. It’s natural for people to feel a range of emotions in this situation, such as stress, worry, anxiety, boredom or low mood. You may find the following tips helpful to cope and maintain your emotional wellbeing: