Information on coronavirus

The NHS and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put measures in place to maintain the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
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The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate, which permits the government to plan for all eventualities, but the risk to individuals remains low. There is specific advice for travellers who have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

Symptoms of coronavirus

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus. The main symptoms are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath.

When to call 111

Call 111 now if you've been:

  • To Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms).
  • To other parts of China, including Macao and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild).
  • To Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild).
  • In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Tell 111 about any recent travel and any symptoms you have.

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