COVID-19 - guidance for Health Protection Teams (HPTs)

Publication Date: 10 July 2020

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Clinical presentation may range from mild-to-moderate illness to pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infection.  Because of this, patients with COVID-19 could present to primary care either via telephone or in person.  

It has been announced by the UK/Scottish Government that as of 16 March anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild, should stay at home for 7 days from the onset of symptoms as per existing advice.  In addition, it is now recommended that anyone living in the same household as a symptomatic person should self-isolate for 14 days.

Information on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating and their households, can be found on NHS Inform.

Further, people are advised to take social distancing measures to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.In particular, this is strongly advised for people aged 70 or over, people with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women. Further advice on these measures will be available on NHS Inform​. ​

Please note that this is an evolving situation and the most up to date guidance should always be checked on our COVID-19 page​.

Resource information

Publisher:
Public Health Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance