7 February 2020

Following further information from PHE, we are issuing guidance to our patients regarding what they should do if they become unwell. Patients who have returned from mainland China in the last 14 days and feel unwell are being advised to call NHS 111 for advice. 

Public Health Advice to People Currently Resident in the UK

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

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

 

Travellers from elsewhere in China

If you have travelled from elsewhere in China (but not Macao or Hong Kong) to the UK in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough, 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

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.