The safety and wellbeing of our community is our highest priority.
The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within the last 14 days, and are experiencing a cough, fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
Following the World Health Organization’s declaration on 30 January that the coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK government set it's risk level to moderate.
To keep informed on the latest updates, please follow the following advice topics:
- UK Government's up-to-date information on Coronavirus
- World Health Organization - about Coronavirus
- World Health Organization's advice for public
- Foreign Travel Advice to China
- Advice for Travel to and from Wuhan
- Advice on those displaying symptons (link 1)
- Advice on those displaying symptons (link 2)
What is coronavirus ?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can infect people and usually only cause mild respiratory disease, such as the common cold. However, this coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, is a new coronavirus that differs from these usual symptoms.
We are distrubuting this information to make you aware of the current situation with Coronavirus and the UK government's advice on the situation. We urge everyone who is studying, visiting, teaching or working at LFA to be aware of the basic hygiene practises:
- washing hands
- sneezing into tissues
- avoid travelling if you have mild flu or cold symptoms
- avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
- avoid close contact with those suffering with coughing or flu symptoms
This page was updated 10 February 2020