[Withdrawn] COVID-19: guidance for healthcare providers who have staff with relevant travel, healthcare or household contact history

Recommendations on exclusions and other actions for healthcare staff who have travelled or who have had contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

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This document provides advice for healthcare providers on exclusions and other actions for healthcare staff, who have recently travelled to specified countries or areas.

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 3 February 2020
Last updated 25 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance, including specified countries and areas.

  2. Added HCWs who are contacts of possible cases, and clarification of return to work arrangements.

  3. Updated links to advice on self-isolation at home.

  4. Updated list of specified countries.

  5. First published.