Feb 072020
 

For the most up-to-date advice about COVID please visit our static advice page on the outbreak.

The spread of cases beyond China has prompted a change in case definition used within the UK.

So now, we would like to request that should you have travelled to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the past 14 days, or been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of the Wuhan coronovirus, that you assist us by not entering the practice in order to avoid contact with other people.

Actions for travellers returning from affected areas

  • All travellers who have been in Hubei Province in the past 14 days and have no symptoms should self isolate till the end of the 14 day period
  • Travellers who have been in any other affected area named in the case definition in the past 14 days and who have no symptoms, can continue their usual activities
  • Travellers who have been in any affected area and have acute respiratory symptoms (at least one of fever, cough or shortness of breath) should call their GP practice or NHS 24 using the number 111. Individuals should not attend their GP surgery in person, but should telephone for advice from home

Actions for anyone who has been in contact with a confirmed case

  • Anyone who has been in contact with a confirmed case in the past 14 days and has no symptoms should self isolate till the end of the 14 day period since last contact. They should contact their GP practice or NHS 24 using the number 111.
  • Anyone who has acute respiratory symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath) should call their GP practice or NHS 24 using the number 111. Individuals should not attend their GP surgery in person, but should telephone for advice from home

For more information and advice, please visit nhsinform.scot.