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UK updates on COVID 19

Government and healthcare guidance will change as the coronavirus outbreak evolves.In this section, you'll find links to UK Government and Health Service websites, which are regularly updated. Please check the national guidance for England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales on the drop down menu, as these may differ over time. 

 

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Web Link: COVID research: PHOSP-COVID (UK and international study)

This link will take you to the Patient Information page of the Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 (PHOSP-COVID) study. As COVID-19 is a new disease, this study aims to identify whether there are longer-term health problems of COVID-19 for patients admitted to hospital.The study aims to understand: why some people experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms than others why some people recover more quickly than others why some patients develop other health problems later on which treatments or...

Web Link: England: UK Government updates on COVID-19

This link will take you to Gov.UK's webpages on COVID-19.

Web Link: England: visiting hospitals during COVID-19

This link will take you to NHS England's current guidance on visiting hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak.Included is guidance on who can visit, guidance on social distancing, handwashing and the use of face coverings. **Please check with our local hospital, as guidance may change as the pandemic evolves.**

Web Link: Ireland: Government updates on COVID-19

This link will take you to the lastest updates on COVID-19 from the Irish Government.

Web Link: Ireland: visiting hospitals during COVID-19

This link will take you to guidance on visiting care facilities (including hospitals) during COVID-19. Included are links to individual hospitals and their visiting policies. **Please check with your local hospital, as guidance may change as the pandemic evolves.**

Web Link: Patient & family information on Coronavirus (Patient website)

This link will take you to the Patient website; a website written by healthcare professionals on a wide range of topics, including COVID-19. This link will take you to their pages on COVID-19, with information on advice on dealing with symptoms, supporting loved ones, looking after your physical and emotional well-being, and getting the most out of "virtual" or online appointments with healthcare professionals, amongst many others.

Web Link: Scotland: Government updates on COVID-19

This link will take you to the lastest updates on COVID-19 from the Scottish Government.

Web Link: Scotland: NHS COVID research

This link will take you to NHS Research Scotland's webpages on COVID research. Although it's primarily written for researchers and professionals, you can find out more here about the type of research that's being done.This list, however, is not exhaustive as there are many,many other studies in progress.

Web Link: Scotland: Test and Protect app

This link will take you to NHS Scotland's Test and Protect app, which you can download (free) onto your smartphone. Using the app is entirely voluntary. When you use the app, you will be alerted if you have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive and you enter the unique code sent to you into the app, it will anonymously warn other app users whom you have been in close contact with.

Web Link: Scotland: visiting hospitals during COVID-19

This link will take you to the current guidance on visiting hospitals in Scotland. Included is guidance on who can visit, what is meant by "designated visitors" and "essential visits", social distancing, handwashing and the use of face coverings. **Please check with your local hospital, as the guidelines may change as the pandemic evolves**