The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
We are actively encouraging thorough hand washing and use of antibacterial hand gel at the practice to minimise the risk.
These are the most up to date guidelines on self-isolation that we would ask patients to follow for their our safety as well as the safety of other patients and staff.
Category 1: Travellers should self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. Go home or to your destination and then self isolate.
Category 2: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.
The guidance for Italy, Iran, Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea), Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam applies to individuals who returned from these specific areas on or after 19 February 2020.
|Category 1 countries/areas||Category 2 countries/areas|
|Wuhan city and Hubei Province (China, see map)||Cambodia|
|Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea, see map)||Hong Kong|
|Any Italian town under containment measures (see map)||Italy: north* (see map)|
|Republic of Korea*|