Novel coronavirus - what you need to know


The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus.


You can help too. Germs can live on some surfaces for hours.


To protect yourself and others:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.

• Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.

• If you have arrived back from China within 14 days follow the specific advice for returning travellers.


This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

Public Health England has published advice, in the form of questions and answers, for the public here.

They have also provided the following posters with advice for those who have recently travelled to Wuhan, China in the last 14 days:

Download General Wuhan poster English.pdf

Download General Wuhan poster Chinese.pdf