Coronavirus update


Lancaster University

Lancaster University has a dedicated team closely monitoring the global situation with the Wuhan coronavirus and is issuing regular advice and guidance to students and staff, reflecting updates from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England.

It remains business as usual on campus, but we are committed to keeping our staff and students informed of the very latest advice from relevant authorities and are responding to any concerns.

In line with updated advice from Public Health England, we are advising any students and staff who may have returned from the Wuhan area in the last 14 days to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as with the flu, and to contact NHS Helpline 111. The latest advice from Public Health England is that any students and staff who have returned from other areas of China (excluding Macao and Hong Kong) in the last 14 days and who are experiencing symptoms associated with Wuhan coronavirus should follow the same guidelines. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised that UK nationals in China who are able to leave should do so.

We are giving staff and students advice on travel and health, based on official guidance from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We are proactively contacting staff and students who may be affected by travel limitations to offer advice and support.

We have promoted general advice which is to follow the public health guidance and good levels of personal hygiene and will direct students to the NHS helpline if they are worried about symptoms. Advice is displayed around campus on our e-screens or available from the following webpage: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

An information page has been made available for Lancaster staff and students and a dedicated mailbox has been set up to support students and staff with specific queries: coronaqueries@lancaster.ac.uk. This is being monitored regularly – please use it to contact the University if you have a specific query.

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