Notice about the Wuhan Coronavirus infection
February 6th, 2020
It is possible that novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) may cause mild to moderate illness, in addition to pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infection.(2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK).
If you have recently travelled to China
If you have developed a fever, cough or breathlessness within 14 days of returning from travel to China:
- You should seek medical attention in the usual way via NHS 111 or your GP
- Before you visit any doctor/dentist or hospital you must telephone before you visit and let them know that you have had recent travel to China as they may need to make special arrangements to assess you
- If you attend A&E or any other hospital/dental department, you must tell the staff as soon as you arrive that you have recently travelled to China
If you are well and have recently returned from China you do not need to take any action.