Coronavirus (COVID‑19) guide

Welcome to our regularly updated guide on coronavirus (COVID-19). Here you’ll find the latest advice and information on symptoms, risks, preventing infection, and what to do if you’re feeling sick.

Follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with your state and local health authorities and government officials.

Use our COVID-19 Care Assistant

Worried you or someone you know might have coronavirus? Our COVID-19 Care Assistant helps you understand if you could be at risk, connect with expert clinicians, and self-monitor your health. It’s free, easy to use, and helps you get the right care at the right time, all from your phone.

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Get up-to-date advice

Check back in on this page or on the Babylon app, which will be updated on a regular basis.

  • Preventing the spread

    Find all of the information you need on preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to wash your hands, the importance of self-isolation and social distancing, and whether you should wear a face mask.

    More info about prevention and treatment

  • What to do if you have symptoms

    Discover more about the signs and symptoms of coronavirus, how it’s treated, and what to do if you think you or someone else might be infected.

    More info about symptoms

  • Find out if you’re at risk

    • If you are a healthcare worker
    • If you are over the age of 65 or live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
    • If you have a chronic underlying health condition (such as heart disease, chronic lung disease and asthma, compromised immune system, and poorly-controlled diabetes, kidney, or liver disease)

    More info about Coronavirus risks

Understanding the jargon

Whether it’s the news, social media, or among your friends and family, everyone is talking about coronavirus. That’s why we’ve created our very own Covid-ictionary to help you understand common words and phrases associated with the disease.

See our Covid-ictionary

Myths debunked

With so much information being shared about coronavirus, it’s hard to know the difference between rumour and fact. We spoke to Babylon doctors to help debunk a few of the myths going around.

Read about the myths

What is the coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a new illness that affects the lungs and airways. Find out more about what we know so far about the virus, where it originated and how it is spread.

Find out more about Coronavirus