Cornonavirus (COVID-19) is a type of virus. Typical symptoms include fever, a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
This is a rapidly changing situation which is being monitored carefully.
For up to date information and guidance, as well as a handy FAQ, please go to:
For the latest updates from the Scottish Government please go to:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe at home information leaflet (including translations and alternative formats)
To ensure patient, staff and visitor safety, visiting at all our hospitals has been suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak. Special arrangements will be made to accommodate essential visitors. Please go to our Hospital visiting page for full details.