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Coronavirus: Italy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2374, tabled on 9 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure people returning from Northern Italy self-isolate.

Answered on

23 March 2020

Public Health England have updated their advice for people returning from Italy. Since 19 February, this states that people should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if they do not have symptoms.

Any persons who have returned from Northern Italy since 19 February and developed symptoms, however mild, should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS 111.

The Government has put enhanced monitoring measures in place at United Kingdom airports, and health information is available at all international airports, ports and international train stations in English and six other languages.