COSLA’s Migration Population and Diversity Team continues to work across our key policy areas to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19. This page collates range of resources and updated information on COVID-19 relevant to our areas of work.

What is COVID-19

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan city, China. It can cause a cough and / or fever.

Generally, it can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long-term conditions such as diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

This is a rapidly changing situation which is being monitored carefully. 


Please click the links on the left hand side for more information on our specific policy areas


 updated: 24/03/2020