COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus.
The symptoms are:
- a cough
- a high temperature (of 37.8 degrees Celsius or more)
- shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
If you think you may have the symptoms of COVID-19 please go to NHS 111 online resource.
As a district council, we are working with Staffordshire County Council to monitor the situation closely and are coordinating with Public Health England. We are taking all possible steps to keep you, your family and community safe.