COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
There are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading including:
Members of the public can find more information about coronavirus at nhs.uk/coronavirus.
For more information about confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dorset, please read Public Health Dorset's website and watch a video from Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health for Dorset and BCP Councils.
NHS services and Public Health are well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Public Health England has published information and advice on coronavirus COVID-19.
Travel advice in relation to Coronavirus COVID-19 is available.