Guidance for healthcare providers - healthcare workers who have travelled to a risk area for 2019-nCoV

Publication Date: 13 February 2020

​​​​The guidance on this page provides guidance for healthcare providers to support managing healthcare worker who have travelled to a risk area for 2019-nCoV. 

The term healthcare worker (HCW) is used here to refer to those who work in a healthcare setting within and outside the NHS who may come into contact with patients, including clinical administration staff and care home staff.

If our understanding of 2019-nCoV changes then guidance will be updated. Always check this website to ensure that any guidance you are using is the latest version. 

 Further additional guidance and information, including links to guidance for travellers and the general public, can also be found on the our novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) page​.​

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance