Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: update

12 May 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect countries across the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) produces daily situation reports, listing all affected countries and the number of confirmed cases.

The pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures, and all countries may impose travel restrictions without notice. Consequently, the associated Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Exceptional Travel Advisory Notices still stand. British nationals are advised against all non-essential travel worldwide, and those already abroad should return to the UK if commercial flights are still available.

Information relating to travel and COVID-19 is available on the TRAVAX (for healthcare practitioners) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Information on COVID-19 for the general public is available on the NHS Inform (Scotland) and the NHS.UK (rest of the UK) websites.

Information and resources on COVID-19 for health professionals is available on the Health Protection Scotland (HPS) (Scotland) and Public Health England (PHE) (rest of the UK) websites.

Source: TRAVAX, 6 May 2020