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Coronavirus | COVID-19

Content developed by Clarity Informatics, providers of online solutions to support the nursing community through appraisals and revalidation.

First published 18 February 2020

Updated 25 May 2021 


The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the news, our practice and all our thoughts at present, and during the crisis it is important to have access to accurate information so that we understand the context for both Government announcements and reports in the media.


This resource will help you to understand:

  • The background to the disease
  • What coronavirus is
  • The scale of the problem
  • The public health response
  • The advice for immunosuppressed and pregnant women
  • The signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • The responsibilities of individuals, GPs and GPNs, healthcare organisations, the NHS and the government
  • What might happen next
  • Where else to look for help and advice

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.