Posted on 24 January 2020
Common signs of infection include fever, coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties.
The University is aware of the Coronavirus outbreak in parts of China and will pass on information and advice from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation as it becomes available. The following is the current advice for students and staff.
If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days:
Please follow this government advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus. If you develop a fever, difficulty breathing or a cough, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you have been given advice by a medical professional.
Advice from Public Health England to reduce exposure to and transmission of the virus include:
If you develop symptoms and you have had contact with someone who has recently been in the affected areas of China, you should telephone the NHS 111 helpline.
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office has advised against all travel to Wuhan and Hubei Province and advise only essential travel to the rest of mainland China. Chinese authorities have introduced travel restrictions in areas of China.
Public Health England also advises anyone travelling to China to avoid contact with sick people, animals, animal markets and to maintain good hygiene.