(LONDON) #Coronavirus Report: GOV.UK COVID-19: Guidance for Staff in the Transport Sector: Signs & Symptoms #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – Feb.26: Editor says this is the latest GOV.UK health and guidance for Transport Sector:

COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

1. Signs and symptoms of COVID-19

Based on current evidence, COVID-19 presents with flu-like symptoms including:

  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • a fever (feeling hot or feverish or as measured by a doctor or nurse)

The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. The majority of those that have died in the current outbreak appear to have had pre-existing health conditions or have had weakened immune systems.

2. Case definition

On 6 February the UK’s Chief Medical Officers agreed on a precautionary basis to expand the clinical case definition for COVID-19 to include:

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

The UK’s Chief Medical Officers’ advice to passengers who have travelled or passed through (such as transit through an airport) any of these countries in the previous 14 days and who develop flu like symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) should:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of recent travel to the country

The case definition was further revised on 25 February 2020 to advise those who have returned from these specific areas since 19 February, to call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, even if they do not have symptoms:

  • Iran
  • specific lockdown areas in northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
  • special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
  • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

If people have returned from these areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, they should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111. They do not need to follow this advice if they have no symptoms:

  • northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

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