Coronavirus: The best way to protect yourself and others

2nd March, 2020 • 1 min read

With no vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus and no treatment to cure it, good hygiene is the best defence against the virus and the illness it causes - COVID-19.

Health agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), agree that simple strategies, such as handwashing and covering your mouth with a tissue when sneezing can make a big difference.

Follow the steps below to help reduce your risk of catching and spreading the virus.

If you think you may have coronavirus, you can use our COVID-19 Symptom Mapper to check your symptoms and compare them with others around the world.

This should give you a better understanding of how the illness is affecting you and will help us to map the spread of the outbreak.

Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.