Coronavirus Update 26/02

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Lincoln UTC will be following advice issued by Public Health England at all times. The advice, as of 26th February 2020, is as follows:   

If you have returned from the following specific areas since the 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms: Iran, specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy, special care zones in South Korea, Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days).   

If you have returned from the following areas since the 19th February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111: Northern Italy, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar.   

If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days, stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel: China (apart from Hubei province), Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea (apart from special care zones), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau.   

Public Health England describes coronavirus symptoms as: “Flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.”   

We will continue to keep you updated with government advice as and when it is made available. (The relevant section of the Public Health England website can be found here: Public Health England.)