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Managing And Preventing Coronavirus Infection Posted on 6 Feb 2020

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR YOU HAVE RETURNED FROM WUHAN OR CHINA IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS

Please see information on the Public Health website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Wuhan novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Advice for travellers from Wuhan

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days:

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses.  Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

We are asking people to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.

This means remaining at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan and not going to work, school or public areas.

Where possible, you should avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s ok for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.

If you develop symptoms

If you develop a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician. Please call the surgery on 0207 6352170 or call 111 for more advice.

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR YOU HAVE RETURNED FROM WUHAN OR CHINA IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS

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