Information for the public on the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19, including the current situation in the UK, details about the virus and its symptoms, is available on the NHS website. It's updated when new information is available.
The risk to individuals remains low.
The current national guidance is that if you have arrived to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within the last 14 days, and are experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath you should:
- stay indoors and avoid contact with others as you would with the flu (do not go to your GP or hospital)
- call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country