Coronavirus – guidance for patients and healthcare workers

Published: 31/01/2020

The College via the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is liaising closely with the Chief Medical Officers in all four nations and with Public Health England on the current situation with Coronavirus (WN-CoV), and guidance for both patients and healthcare workers.

Information and advice for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found on the Department of Health and Social Care website. The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on this page on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice.

Information on Wuhan novel coronavirus, including assessment and management of suspected UK cases, has been issued by Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care.

Below are links to further published guidance:

  • Message for all clinical staff encountering patients with respiratory infections arrived from overseas: CEM_CMO_2020_002.pdf
  • Flow chart for management of a suspected case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease: Flow_Chart_31-Jan-2020.pdf