Latest information & advice from the NHS
The World Health Organisation have now declared the outbreak of Coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern with UK Chief Medical Officers increasing the risk level from low to moderate.
This means that the Government is able to plan for all eventualities with the risk to UK residents unchanged at this stage.
The Government has stated that The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on their Coronavirus guidance page which can be found here on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice.
Given the above the NHS have now issued the following public information advice which can be seen below.
They have also issued a public information video which can be seen here.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said "Our highly trained and experienced clinicians are working around the clock to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the UK. The government has detailed plans for how to deal with an outbreak like this. We can all play our part...Our world-class NHS is well prepared and we are doing everything we can to protect the public."
Anyone who has travelled back from the Hubei province in China within the last 14 days is being asked to:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with flu
- Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city
- If you are in Northern Ireland - call your GP
For anyone who has travelled back from anywhere else in China (not including Macao or Hong Kong) to the UK within the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath should self isolate immediately, even if symptoms are minor, and call NHS 111.
More information can also be found here