Coronavirus disease 2019 (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 COVID-19? 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.

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 COVID-19, including how to wash your hands, the importance of self-isolation and social distancing, and whether you should wear a face mask.

What to do if you have symptoms

Discover more about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, how it’s treated, and what to do if you think you or someone else might be infected.

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 cancer, kidney disease, lung disease, liver disease, heart disease, Down syndrome, weakened immune system, obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, diabetes, neurological condition, stroke, HIV, organ/stem cell transplant, smoking or substance use disorder)
Social distancing

Understanding the jargon

Whether it’s the news, social media, or among your friends and family, everyone is talking about COVID-19. That’s why we’ve created our very own Covid-ictionary to help you understand common words and phrases associated with the disease.

Myths debunked

With so much information being shared about COVID-19, it’s hard to know the difference between rumor and fact. We spoke to Babylon doctors to help debunk a few of the myths going around.

What is the COVID-19?


COVID-19 is an illness that can affect the lungs, skin, nervous system, blood as well as other organs. Find out more about what we know so far about the virus, where it originated and how it is spread.