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28th February 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have been to the following areas since the 19 February:

If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February:

  • 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

You should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu,
  • phone NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or phone 111 if available in your area (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay).

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

If you develop a fever, or a cough or shortness of breath, phone NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or phone 111.  Continue to follow the same advice and do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician.

If you have been to Wuhan or Hubei province in the last 14 days:

If you have returned from Wuhan or Hubei province in the last 14 days, you should:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu,
  • phone NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or phone 111 if available in your area (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay).

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

If you develop a fever, or a cough or shortness of breath, phone NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or phone 111.  Continue to follow the same advice and do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician.

If you have been to the following areas since the 19 February:

If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February

  • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

And develop symptoms (fever or cough or shortness of breath), however mild, you should:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu,
  • phone NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or phone 111 if available in your area (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay).

Only follow this advice if you have symptoms.

If you have been to the following areas in the last 14 days:

If you have returned from any of these areas in the last 14 days

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

And develop symptoms (fever or cough or shortness of breath), however mild, you should immediately:

  1. stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu,
  2. phone NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or phone 111 if available in your area (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay).

Only follow this advice if you have symptoms.

Overseas visitors to Wales

Overseas visitors to Wales, regardless of their residency status, are exempt from NHS charges for both the diagnosis and treatment of Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

In China or planning to travel

If you are in China or planning to travel there read the China travel advice on GOV.UK.

Further information on Coronavirus

How coronavirus is transmitted and other 2019 coronavirus facts on Public Health Wales.

How the response to the coronavirus is being managed across the UK on GOV.UK.