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Coronavirus update - 11th February 2020

Published: 11th February 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that as of 10 February, there are now 8 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) In the UK. If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to flu and include;

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Breathlessness, tight chest or wheezing

  • High temperature

As a healthcare provider, CLCH is following the national directive from Public Health England, which details the actions our staff should take in the event of any suspected cases amongst our patient.

National guidance is being updated regularly and is available to view here.

 

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

In Scotland phone your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours. If you are in Northern Ireland, call 0300 200 7885.

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

 

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

  • China

  • Thailand

  • Japan

  • Republic of Korea

  • Hong Kong

  • Taiwan

  • Singapore

  • Malaysia

  • Macau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

In Scotland phone your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours. If you are in Northern Ireland, call 0300 200 7885.

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.

 

Advice for those travelling and living overseas

British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of novel coronavirus should check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised UK nationals to leave China where possible. If the situation continues to escalate the pressure on the Chinese health system may intensify, and it may also become harder for people to travel.

 

This change does not affect our advice for those returning from Wuhan or mainland China.

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