Coronavirus: Latest regulations in the UK

10th February 2020

On 10th February, the government issued new powers in England to keep people in quarantine to stop the coronavirus spreading. Under the Department of Health measures, people will not be free to leave quarantine and can be forcibly sent into isolation if they pose a threat.

Although the Department of Health has described the coronavirus as a “serious and imminent threat” to public health, the overall risk level to the UK remains “moderate”.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

The S2 Partnership’s recommendation is to follow the guidance available from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.