Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause a wide range of illnesses. Generally, they cause a mild illness such as the common cold. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness caused by a new type, or novel, coronavirus previously unseen in humans.
The virus is now spreading, which means that appropriate awareness training in the workplace will play an integral role in helping to stop the spread of this coronavirus.
Educating employees on the symptoms of the virus, how they can pre-emptively protect themselves and their colleagues, and what measures should be taken if they or a colleague have been exposed, is the first line of defense in fighting coronavirus (COVID-19).