FAQs about Coronavirus (Covid-19)


What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.


What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever


  • cough


  • shortness of breath


How should I look after myself when I self-isolate?

  • Get plenty of rest


  • Drink plenty of water (fluids)


  • To reduce pain and fever take paracetamol (if you use other mediation get in touch with your care provider)


  • Keep in contact with friends and family by phone, video and online


What is social distancing? And what measures should I be following?

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The single most important action that we can all take is to stay at home. By doing so, we can protect the NHS and save lives. 


What can I do to help?

The single most important thing you can do is to stay at home. 

If you are a business that may be able to support the national effort for ventilator production, please contact 0300 456 3565 or ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk