The University of Bath has confirmed that a member of their community is being tested for coronavirus, and is currently self-isolating while awaiting the results.
Eight people in the UK have now been diagnosed with the virus,
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities. They have confirmed the risk to individuals remains low.
Anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, is being advised to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
A statement from the University of Bath says: “A member of the University community is being tested for coronavirus as a precaution and is self-isolating pending the outcome of the test results as advised by Public Health England (PHE).
“We are working closely with PHE and will continue to monitor the situation and support this individual.
“The health and safety of our staff, students, visitors and the wider community is our top priority. We are communicating directly with staff and students, and signposting to the latest PHE advice.
“Anyone concerned about their health in relation to coronavirus should follow PHE guidance and contact NHS 111 if the guidance advises them to do so.”