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Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) guidance for health professionals

14 February, 2020

Public Health England has issued guidance for allied health professionals about the assessment and management of patients who are suspected of being infected with the coronavirus.

The guidance includes:

  • Background information about the virus
  • Initial investigation of possible cases
  • Interim guidance for first responders
  • Self-isolation of patients who are being tested
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Primary care guidelines
  • Advising the public
  • Staff who have travelled to China

Members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with local guidance and instructions from employers. The Society will provide updated advice as it is available.

Public Health England has also issued resources such as leaflets and posters. 

Coronavirus guidance for health professionals.

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