We are aware that a number of our partner NHS Trusts have put additional containment measures in place recognising the potential for additional risk in a health care/clinical setting. This may vary between Trusts and different clinical settings / placement types for staff and students who have travelled and returned to the UK from the following areas:
- Republic of Korea
- Hong Kong
If you have travelled and returned from any of these areas in the last 14 days you should immediately seek advice from your local Trust or placement setting about any additional precautions that may be required before returning to their premises. This is whether you have any symptoms or not.
You must follow the advice of your local Trust or placement setting, which may require you to not attend your NHS place of work/placement for a period of self-isolation.
- Staff members should notify your Institute Director/Head of School of any change of circumstances and for further advice.
- Students should notify your Course Lead / Head of School of any change of circumstances and for further advice.
The University is following the advice set out by Public Health England which only requires self-isolation after travel to one of the countries in the wider affected region if you are displaying symptoms. Meaning that if you are not displaying any symptoms then you can continue to come to the University for work and study as normal.
The general advice remains that if you have travelled in the wider affected region and have returned in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough, or fever or shortness of breath you should immediately:
- stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
- call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country.