Information on the new variant

Content originally from Public Health England

Last week PHE reported an investigation into a novel strain of COVID-19, and we have now published a technical briefing on the variant. The way to control this virus is the same, whatever the variant. It will not spread if we avoid close contact with others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance from others, and reduce your social contacts. 

In this Q&A, we share what we know about the strain so far.