28/1/20: Update on travel to Wuhan City and Coronavirus outbreak

Advice for travellers from Wuhan

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses
  • contact NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city

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

If you develop a fever, difficulty breathing or a cough, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a doctor or health advisor.

Coronoaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness, ranging from the common cold to more severe illness. Symptoms of the novel coronavirus include a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Travelling to China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has now advised against all travel to Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China.

This is due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. If you’re in this area and able to leave, you should do so.

The risk within the UK remains low, and the FCO is not currently advising against travel to other areas of China.

However, the situation is fast moving and anyone planning to travel to China must conduct a full risk assessment and view the latest advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Public Health England who has the UK lead on this issue.

The FCO webpage has more detail and is updated regularly giving the current position.

We are also particularly mindful of those members of our community who have family and friends in the area who may be very concerned.  If you would like someone to talk to you can access advice, support and guidance from the following areas:

We will issue further updates as and when the situation changes.

Wednesday January 29th, 2020

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