COVID-19: guidance for healthcare providers who have diagnosed a case within their facility

Recommendations on actions for healthcare staff who have diagnosed a case of COVID-19 within their facility who was not isolated from admission.

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This document provides advice for healthcare providers on actions for healthcare staff, who have recently identified cases of COVID-19 in existing admitted patients who were not initially diagnosed.

There may be further information specific to each country in the United Kingdom, as this guidance was written by Public Health England primarily for an English health professional audience. To see if country specific information is available, please refer to Health Protection Scotland, Public Health Wales, or Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

Published 13 March 2020
Last updated 14 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated advice for staff caring for COVID-19 patients and advice on actions following exposure.

  2. First published.