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Updated: Sep 5, 2023

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

To prevent and limit transmission of Covid-19, it is important to be well informed about the infectious virus and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by staying at least 1 metre apart from others, wear a tight fitted mask, and washing your hands or using an anti-bacterial soap.

Medicines to treat COVID-19

COVID-19 antiviral medicines can help people who are at risk of becoming very sick with COVID-19. These medicines are free. You must start taking them within the first 5 days of becoming unwell. Check your eligibility here:


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