Key public health advice for returning travellers from areas with confirmed Coronavirus

February 26, 2020

Key public health advice for returning travellers:

 


 
1. Anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days, and who is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath should stay indoors and self-isolate and contact their GP who will arrange testing or if a medical emergency, call 999 and inform call handler about their recent travel, even if symptoms are mild. 
 
2. Across the UK, public health professionals are carrying out enhanced monitoring of direct flights from these areas.  Passengers will be told how to report any symptoms they develop during the flight, at the time of arrival, or after leaving the airport. 
 
3. These areas have been identified because of the volume of air travel from affected areas, understanding of other travel routes and the number of reported cases. This list will be kept under review. 

4. If any individual has returned from the following specific areas since February 19, they are being advised to call the dedicated Covid-19 helpline on 0300 200 7885 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if they do not have symptoms: 
 
 Iran  Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy  Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea  Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days) 
 
5. If any individual has returned from the areas listed below since February 19th and develops symptoms, however mild, they should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and self-isolate and contact their GP who will arrange testing or if a medical emergency, call 999 and inform call handler about their recent travel.  They do not need to follow this advice if they have no symptoms. 
 
 Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),  Vietnam  Cambodia  Laos  Myanmar 
 
 

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