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Information for LLP ISODET Entitled Personnel

Advice for travellers who have returned from any of the Category 1 areas (listed below) on or after 19th February 2020:

  • WUHAN CITY AND HUBEI PROVINCE (CHINA)
  • DAEGU OR CHEONGDO (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)
  • IRAN
  • ANY ITALIAN TOWN UNDER CONTAINMENT MEASURES

1st Step You must self-isolate. This means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses. If you fall into this group, you must self-isolate even if you DO NOT have any symptoms

2nd Step Seek medical advice over the phone:

    • During working hours: Call the medical centre 05254 982 2414 and inform them of your recent travel to the city. The Nurse Advisor Health Protection will arrange to call you back to discuss the current guidance and offer support.  Do not attend the medical centre.
    • Outside working hours: Telephone the hospital hotline on 0800 588 9936 (freephone) from a German land line or from a UK mobile + 49 (0)521 305 3960. Please note, Hospital Hotline staff are not clinical. They will liaise with the relevant parties, who will contact you directly.

Advice for travellers who have returned from any of the Category 2 areas (listed below) on or after 19th February 2020:

  • Cambodia
  • Italy - North*
  • Macau
  • Republic of Korea
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Taiwan

* Except areas of the country listed in Category 1

You do not need to undertake any special measures however, if you develop symptoms:

1st Step You must self-isolate. This means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses

2nd Step Seek medical advice over the phone:

    • During working hours: Call your Host Nation Medical Centre and inform them of your recent travel to the city. Do not attend the medical centre.
    • Outside working hours: Telephone the hospital hotline on 0800 588 9936 (freephone) from a German land line or from a UK mobile + 49 (0)521 305 3960. Please note, Hospital Hotline staff are not clinical. They will liaise with the relevant parties, who will contact you directly.

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

UK and German authorities are asking people to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.

This is an evolving situation and the advice may change based on emerging information from affected areas about the number of cases and spread of the infection from person to person.

This is a highly precautionary measure to limit the potential spread of infection.

What does self-isolation mean in practice?

This means remaining at home for 14 days after arriving from an affected area and not going to work, school or public areas. Where possible, you should avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s ok for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.

Transport

You should not use public transport or taxis until 14 days after your return from a Category 1 area.

Getting food and medicine

We recommend that you stay at home for 14 days after arriving from a Category 1 area and avoid public places. Where possible, contact a friend, family member or delivery services to carry out errands on your behalf.

Taking children to school

We recommend that you stay at home for 14 days after arriving from a Category 1 area and avoid public places. Where possible, contact a friend or family member to take your children to school.

What if I develop symptoms after returning from a Category 1 or Category 2 area?

If you develop a fever or any respiratory symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician.

If you fall into the categories listed above please do not attend the medical centre, Accident and Emergency department or call an ambulance without first speaking to a clinician over the phone.

REMEMBER

During working hours - contact your Host Nation Medical Centre.

At any other time, please telephone the hospital hotline on 0800 588 9936 (freephone) from a German land line or from a UK mobile + 49 (0)521 305 3960. Please note, Hospital Hotline staff are not clinical. They will liaise with the relevant parties, who will then contact you directly.

Basic personal hygiene is essential:

CATCH IT, BIN IT, KILL IT

Host nation GPs and contact numbers

Goch

Dr Thorsten Krause & Partners
Gartenstrasse 4, 47574 Goch
Reception: 02823 25250

Monday - Friday 0730-1200
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1500-1800

Moenchengladbach

Dr Claudia Kroker
Max-Reger Strasse 39
Reception 02161 580333

Monday – Friday 08.00 - 12.00
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1500 - 1800

Munster

Dr Peter Hartmann and colleagues
PraxisPlus Münster
Steinfürter Strasse 56, 48149 Münster
Reception: 0251 295 888

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 0800-1200 and 1500-1800
Wednesday 0800-1200
Friday 0800-1600

Ramstein

Dr Hans Peter Nikolaus
Marktstrasse 32,
66877 Ramstien-Miesenbach
Reception 06371 598480

Monday-Friday 08.00 – 11.30
Monday – Thursday 15.00-17.30

 

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