Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are looking for advice on Coronavirus, up to the minute news and advice can be found on the Public Health Wales website :

See the summary sheet below which gives guidance on how to minimise risk of spreading and what to do if you feel unwell.

Statement from the four UK Chief Medical Officers on an update to Coronavirus symptoms 18.5.20


All individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia.

“Anosmia is the loss or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

“We have been closely monitoring the emerging data and evidence on COVID-19 and after thorough consideration, we are now confident enough to recommend this new measure.

“The individual’s household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.”

Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton

Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBride

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Gregor Smith

Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

If you have need to stay at home follow our self-isolation advice here:

You should only contact 111 if:

** you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

** your condition gets worse

** your symptoms do not get better after 7 days



Welsh Government coronavirus webpage with links to the latest advice, ministerial statements and announcements –

Online symptom checker from NHS Direct Wales –

FAQs from the World Health Organisation –

Latest public information on the virus from the World Health Organisation –

Latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) –

Information about how the response to the virus is being coordinated across the UK –

“Any business affected should contact the Business Wales telephone helpline on 03000 603000.  They can help with practical advice – from staffing to financial planning as well as supply chain support.

“The Development Bank of Wales is also available to help it has equity and loan funding it can make available immediately to otherwise healthy small businesses to them through the cash flow and other challenges they may face in next, difficult, few weeks and months.”