COVID-19 Background Information

The current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China in late 2019. It has since spread around the world and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that COVID-19 is a public health emergency of international concern, upgrading it to a worldwide pandemic in March 2020.

You can find further general information on the World Health Organisation and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control websites.

For the latest official updates for the UK and Ireland, please see the below links:

For Coronavirus legislation, please see the below links:

To keep yourself, family, colleagues and communities safe, please follow advice from the National Health Service (UK) or the Health Service Executive (Ireland).


This webpage was last updated on 5 October 2020.