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Current guidance

Anyone who has travelled to the UK from Wuhan city and Hubei Province, China

Or the following areas on or after 19 February 2020:

  • Iran
  • Daegu or Cheongdo, Republic of Korea
  • Any Italian town under containment measures

Should self-isolate and call NHS 111 even if they do not have symptoms.

Individuals should self-isolate and call 111 if they develop symptoms after returning from being in:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy: north
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Please read the latest advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England for further information.

If you feel unwell:

  • Call NHS 111 again and be guided by their advice. Do not visit a GP surgery in person.
  • Do not leave your home until you have been given advice by a clinician.
  • Do not visit the University in person but contact your line manager and Safety Health Environment (SHE) department (e-mail: They will arrange for Occupational Health staff to call you for a telephone assessment.
  • You must obtain clearance from the Occupational Health Department once your treating doctor has certified you fit for work

Symptoms to look out for:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat 
  • Difficulty breathing and or shortness of breath.

Useful precautions to prevent the spread of all cold or flu viruses:

  • Wash hands thoroughly using lots of soap and hot water or use anti-bacterial gel or wipes
  • Cover the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing either with a hand or tissues. Bin the tissue - Use it, Catch it, Bin it.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
  • Self-isolate if feeling ill and speak to a health professional.
  • Ask people to drop things off for use but avoid close contact. Avoid having visitors for the period when you are self-isolating.


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