COVID-19: How to protect yourself against coronavirus

With the World Health Organization (WHO) saying the world should do more to prepare for a potential coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to remain realistic but alert to the risk posed by COVID-19. In the UK, our actions as individuals will go a long way in preventing, detecting and isolating potential cases of this new virus.

You should use the NHS 111 self-check tool to see what action you need to take if within the last 2 weeks:

  • You have returned from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau and have fever, cough or shortness of breath, no matter how mild.
  • You have returned from  Italy, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar and have fever, cough or shortness of breath, no matter how mild.
  • You have returned from the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel (Tenerife), even if you don’t have any symptoms.
  • You have returned from Iran, specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy or special care zones in South Korea, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
  • You have returned from Wuhan or Hubei Province of China, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
  • You have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus.