What is the Coronavirus?
The World Health Organisation explains that coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
This particular episode has been named ‘2019-nCoV’. It first appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan, which is within the Hubei province, China. A seafood market has been identified as the possible source of the virus.
You can find information on Coronavirus including the government response here.
How is the virus passed on?
The virus is most likely to spread from person to person through:
What is escalla doing?
escalla is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation. The outbreak has seen increasing cases being reported globally. The Government has issued guidance to help prevent its spread and advice on how to best protect yourself from infection.
If we need to cancel or postpone any opportunities, we will contact you at the earliest opportunity. If cancellation relates specifically to COVID-19 we will indicate this as you may be able to make a claim through your insurance company.
Prevention is key, and observing the following steps will help reduce possible infection: