Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a viral disease that can cause respiratory symptoms ranging from very mild to very severe. Symptoms can include: a high temperature; or a new, continuous cough; or a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste.
The latest information and advice is available from the Public Health Agency and NI Direct.
The Department of Health and the Public Health Agency are keeping abreast of the changing situation around
COVID-19 and are liaising with partners across the UK and the Republic of Ireland including; Public Health England, Health Service Executive (RoI) and our local Health Trusts on this issue.
Below are links providing further advice and updates on COVID-19:
Letters from Minister and Chief Professionals
Letters and statements on Covid-19 from Minister and Chief Professionals....more
Links to the Dashboard and other Covid-19 related statistics....more
Links to Covid-19 guidance....more
Links to Covid-19 related publications.....more
Links to Covid-19 related legislation....more
Advice for People with Disabilities
Links to Covid-19 guidance and videos for people with disabilities....more
Joint/UK Advice and Statements
UK and joint statements and advice relating to Covid-19...more
COVID-19 - Scientific Evidence....more
R Number papers
Modelling the COVID-10 epidemic and the Reproduction Number – R....more