Coronavirus: latest information and advice

coronavirus coronavirus

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have issued information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

They advise that travellers who have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days should:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses- please do not attend university, placement, work or public areas.
  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city.
  • If you develop a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should contact NHS 111 for advice. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician.

Advice from the World Health Organisation regarding Coronavirus focuses on its ‘standard recommendations’ of washing hands, using disinfectants and covering mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing.

While the risk to the UK population remains low, this is a highly precautionary measure to limit the potential spread of infection.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, residents are urged to regularly check the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England website for the latest updates.

 

Download the Public Health Engalnd poster here (pdf, 520kb).

30 January 2020