Coronavirus latest updates


 Content Editor

* Last updated 17 March
Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms including fever, a cough or difficulty breathing. Current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild and the vast majority of people make a full recovery.

The UK is extremely well prepared for these types of outbreaks and is sharing national updates, advice and guidance on a daily basis.

Information and updates are changing multiple times each day, as such we will not be attempting to provide local updates on numbers of cases or specific local advice. Instead, this section aims to provide you with links to national information, helpful resources and practical information in one place

Core advice
As of 16 March, anyone who experiences the following symptoms, however mild, MUST self-isolate:
  • A new continuous cough and/or
  • A high temperature (37.8C and above)
If you live alone and you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home for seven days from when your symptoms started.

If you live with others and you or someone in your household has these symptoms, all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day the first person in the house became ill.

Please inform your line manager if you need to self-isolate. If you are well enough and able to work from home, you can discuss and agree this with your manager. You must follow national guidance relating to self-isolation.

If you experience these symptoms, please stay at home and call your line manager. You must follow national guidance relating to self-isolation.

For the most up-to-date health information and advice, visit: nhs.uk/coronavirus
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Further information
This section will be regularly updated as guidance and advice changes. Updates will also be shared through our usual communications channels.

If you manage staff who do not have regular access to online communications or emails, please make sure you are routinely sharing any updates sent out through our communications channels.

Any general questions should be directed to your line manager in the first instance.

Any questions relating to patient infection should be directed to the Infection Control Team on 01925 664 851.