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25 Feb 2020

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Find the latest updates about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

27 February 2020 - Updated Coronavirus Advice

The University's frequently asked questions about Coronavirus have been updated to reflect the information below and the latest advice from Public Health England and the UK Chief Medical Officers. If you have any further questions, we have a dedicated mailbox for colleague and student enquiries: coronaenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

We will continue to post the latest updates on this page.


25 February 2020 - Updated Coronavirus Advice

There have now been 13 cases in the UK of people testing positive for Coronavirus. Travel advice continues to change as the situation develops world-wide and the following outlines the latest update.

Public Health England and the UK Chief Medical Officers have updated their Coronavirus travel advice.

Arrival into the UK in the last 14 days

The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from:

  • Mainland China
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hong Kong, Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • or Macau

in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

Arrival into the UK since 19 February

If you have returned from these specific areas since February 19, 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 as designated by the Government of Italy (10 small towns in Lombardy and one in Veneto)
  • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea (Daegu or Cheongdo)
  • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

If you have returned from these areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS111. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms.

  • Northern Italy (defined by a line on the map below and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

map of Italy

Changes in advice if you are due to travel

South Korea
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Daegu and Cheongdo due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The government of South Korea has designated Daegu and Cheongdo cities as “special care zones” following a growing number of cases of coronavirus. If you’re already in Daegu or Cheongdo you should follow the instructions and advice of the local authorities.

Italy

The government of Italy has introduced extraordinary measures that allow regions to implement civil protection measures in response to Coronavirus. This includes the isolation of 10 small towns in Lombardy and one in Veneto. The regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piemonte and Emilia Romagna have implemented measures including the suspension of public or private events, the suspension of schools and higher education and the suspension on the opening of museums and cultural institutions for seven days. If you are already in the regions affected you should follow the instructions of local authorities.

China
, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia
The updated travel guidance above is in addition to previous longstanding travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which advises against all but essential travel to mainland China.

While Hong Kong and Macau are not included in this FCO advice, as an extra precaution UCLan is advising that colleagues do not travel to China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia until the end of April. This will be reviewed nearer the time.

Please note: other overseas destinations particularly in Asia may be subject to further review and travel restrictions as new advice is received from the FCO and PHE.

More information

You can find more information on the Public Heath England website.

We will continue to update this page as official advice changes.

If you have any UCLan specific questions that are not answered on this page or the Q&A document, please contact coronaenquiries@uclan.ac.uk


7 February 2020 - Updated Coronavirus Advice

The University's frequently asked questions about Coronavirus have been updated to reflect the latest advice from Public Health England and the UK Chief Medical Officers. If you have any further questions, we have a dedicated mailbox for colleague and student enquiries: coronaenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

We will continue to post the latest updates on this page.