13 February 2020, National

Advice for tenants and the public on Covid-19 (novel coronavirus)

As of today (Thursday 13 February 2020) there have been nine reported cases of Covid-19 in the UK, all of which have been contracted by people travelling to affected areas or in close contact with others who have done so. The risk to the public is currently assessed as low to moderate.

UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

However, there may be occasions where people at risk of the virus attend at CHP buildings, including walk-in centres and primary care centres.

We are regularly issuing updated advice to our Property Teams to enable them to support tenants in managing the developing situation. For instance, we are providing posters for centre entrances advising anyone attending who may be at risk of having the virus to return home, self-isolate and call 111 for advice. 

We also have strong assurance from our contracted cleaning companies that they have the capability and capacity to respond to decontamination jobs when requested.

If you are a CHP tenant, please contact your Tenant Liaison Manager (TLM) directly for advice and support.  If you have any other questions, please email info@communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk and we will respond as soon as we are able to do so.

Please follow general Government advice for both members of the public and health care professionals which can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-wn-cov-infection-prevention-and-control-guidance