Coronavirus

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. The risk of getting the illness in the UK is low.

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Advice to travellers returning from China

Travellers returning from Wuhan and Hubei Province
If you have returned from Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
  • call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to the city

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

If you get a cough, a high temperature, or you feel short of breath, continue to follow this advice. Do not leave your house without getting advice from a doctor.

Travellers returning from other parts of China
If you’ve returned from other areas of China (but not Hong Kong or Macao) in the last 14 days, and get a cough or fever, or you feel short of breath :

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
  • call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to China

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are mild.

What this means in practice
This means staying at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan or Hubei Province (or other parts of China if you have symptoms) and not going to work, school or public areas.

Try to avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.

While the risk to the UK population remains low, these steps are recommended to limit the potential spread of infection.