Ebola: returning workers advice

A step by step guide to the screening process for anyone returning from Ebola affected countries.


Returning workers scheme: step by step screening guide 2015

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Public Health England has set up the returning workers scheme (RWS) to:

  • establish a consistent follow up of workers returning to the UK
  • meet the health needs of returning workers
  • safeguard the health of the wider public

This leaflet outlines how the Ebola screening system works at ports for air, land and sea travel. It details what to expect upon returning to the UK.

Published 22 July 2015