Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is an illness caused by the coronavirus. The coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause various illnesses, from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). According to WHO, a coronavirus usually causes respiratory illness. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The 2019 novel coronavirus is a new strain that had not been previously identified in humans. See also Coronavirus General Information Coronavirus – Restrictions on Movement and Gatherings Coronavirus and Employment Restrictions Coronavirus and annual leave Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus and Sick Pay Sick pay  Coronavirus and Work – Keeping Safe Coronavirus advice for employers and employees Coronavirus Isolation Note Courts and Tribunals COVID-19 preparation Employment Tribunal Hearings during COVID-19 outbreak Pay during Medical Suspension Suspension of Maternity Grounds Pregnancy and Maternity protection

Updated: 24/03/2020