Coronavirus – COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which originated in Wuhan, China is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans.

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. But the risk to individuals remains low.

Call NHS 111 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 Macau 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.

Find out more about the coronavirus at nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 or publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know

Updated 13/02/20