Coronavirus Update 03/02/2020

The University is continuing to monitor the news and advice for people travelling to and from China, particularly Wuhan and the Hubei province. 

Two cases of Coronavirus were confirmed in England on Friday, 31 January. To date, there are no confirmed cases in Wales. 

Advice and Guidance

Official advice from Public Health Wales has been updated – anybody that has been to Wuhan and the Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days, has to contact NHS Direct Wales and self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone that has been anywhere else in mainland China in the last 14 days and develops any symptoms (see below) will need to stay indoors and contact NHS Direct Wales on 111 or 0845 4647.

Public Health Wales and World Health Organisation posters are being displayed around our campuses and on digital screens, to raise awareness of the symptoms, as well as to remind everyone of the simple steps to take to limit the spread of infectious diseases.

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All students that need to self-isolate are encouraged to inform the University by emailing health@southwales.ac.uk.

International students can contact Immigration and International Student Advice if they have any questions or concerns by emailing international.advice@southwales.ac.uk.

Travel

As of 29 January, the Foreign Commonwealth Office continue to advise against all travel to Hubei Province, and now advise against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao).

Useful links

More information about Wuhan novel coronavirus can be found here

Further advice can be found on the World Health Organisation website.

Updates

New information and guidance will be posted as it becomes available. Please check UniLife regularly for further updates.

Coronavirus Update: 31.1.2020


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