As you will know, there is a new Coronavirus (CoVid-19), which originated in Wuhan, China and causes symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
We are following Government advice and expect all our visitors to do the same. We request that you do not visit Chambers if you fall within the following groups:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.
If you are required to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people:
- Those who have travelled in the last 14 days from Iran, Hubei Province in China, special care zones in South Korea – even if you do not have symptoms.
- Those who have travelled since 9 March from Italy – even if you do not have symptoms.
- Those who have travelled in the last 14 days from any other high-risk areas (see below) – and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath even if your symptoms are mild.
- Those who have come into contact with a coronavirus patient in the last 14 days.
PHE currently consider the following areas to be high risk:
- Mainland China outside of Hubei Province
- South Korea outside of the special care zones
- Hong Kong
What this means for your visit to St Albans Chambers?
We ask all visitors about their travel history when they arrive. This is for your safety and the safety of others. If you are within the groups listed above we will respectfully ask that you follow the advice given and do not access the premises.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation,
16 March 2020