Coronavirus (Covid-19) – latest news

You will be aware from the media, the novel coronavirus, now known as Covid-19, has been confirmed in 9 people in the UK as at 13th  February 2020. On Thursday 30 January the World Health Organization declared this as a global health emergency and in response, the four UK Chief Medical Officers raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. It is being led by Public Health England (PHE).

Current estimates are that the rate of infectivity and illness is broadly similar to the seasonal flu. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, is still a rapidly evolving situation.

Coronavirus updates

  • Key sources of information and guidance are contained in the attached document.
  • Any change to public health advice will be published here

PHE have now launched a UK-wide public information campaign to advise the public on how to slow the spread of coronavirus and reduce the impact on NHS services.


If you or someone you know, plan to, or have visited China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the past 14 days please read the latest PHE advice.

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