NHS advice and guidance

Find out all the latest NHS and Public Health England advice and guidance on coronavirus.

NHS advice and guidance

As you would expect, the University is closely monitoring the coronavirus issue.

The latest advice from the government is:

  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 14 days from when your symptoms started.

  • You do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

The NHS has information about coronavirus (COVID-19) you can view on NHS 111's webpages. You can also access good hygiene advice which includes the information below on how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus.

You can take action to protect yourself and others from the virus:


  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Public Health England advice

Public Health England have assessed the risk in the UK as high.

The University is following guidance from both Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. To keep up to date you can visit the following websites:

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