Coronavirus is most infectious before people start to have any symptoms. This means that someone can have the virus without knowing about it, and easily pass it on. They won’t be aware of the risk to other people until it’s too late.  

Coming in to contact with fewer people helps reduce the risk. But when you’re with someone, you could pick up germs from anyone they have met in the last 2 weeks. And anyone that those people met in the last 2 weeks too! Have they ALL been careful to avoid catching the virus? 

Virus transmission between a network of people
  • Jo met a friend who seemed well
  • But he had coronavirus and passed it on to Jo
  • Jo then passed it on to her friend Eve, without either of them knowing
  • Eve has relatives and friends at risk if they catch the virus

This website will help you find out how to protect yourself. After a bit of practice the ideas and advice in Germ Defence will become habits and they will help protect you from coronavirus - and other germs in the future.