Coronavirus Update 14/02/2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the UK now stands at nine. There are currently no confirmed cases in Wales. 

The University is continuing to follow official advice from Public Health Wales, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care. 

Advice and Guidance

Anyone who has been to Wuhan and the Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days should stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, and phone NHS Direct Wales on 111 or 0845 4647. This advice applies to everyone regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.

The advice for travellers has been updated - anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing a cough or fever or shortness of breath, should stay indoors and call NHS Direct Wales even if symptoms are mild.

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

Support

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 (IISA) if they have any questions or concerns by emailing international.advice@southwales.ac.uk .

We are aware from the media that there have been some incidents of harassment and abuse against Chinese people in the UK. The University takes this very seriously and we encourage any students who have concerns to get in touch with IISA for advice and support.

Incidents can also be reported to the police by contacting PC Lorraine Tinsley or you can report anonymously via the Crimestoppers website.

Travel

As of 6 February, 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.

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Coronavirus update 3/02/2020

Coronavirus update 30/01/2020


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