Coronavirus or COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The symptoms include:

  •  a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  •  a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

In almost all cases people will make a full recovery. However, it is particularly important for the following people to be extra careful:

 People aged 70 or over

 People with a long-term health condition

 Pregnant women

 People with a weakened immune system