Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a potentially serious illness that mostly affects people’s lungs and airways. Anyone can catch it; anyone can spread it.

Coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person who has it, through coughs and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

We can all help stop the virus from spreading if we take precautions. This means you should:

  • get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you’re eligible. There’s more information about this at
  • meet people outside if possible
  • open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside
  • limit the number of people you meet and avoid crowded places
  • wear a face covering when it’s hard to stay away from other people – particularly indoors or in crowded places, including NHS settings
  • wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day

For the latest Government guidance, please visit the UK Government website

For the latest health advice, please visit the NHS website

For local support and to see how services in Leeds are affected, please visit the Leeds City Council website



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