Coronavirus – Current advice for pharmacies

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak, you will likely see an increase in patients seeking advice.

The current risk level is low to moderate (last checked 12th February 2020). Please see the following documents to support you in giving advice to your patients, helping avert misinformation and reinforce preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of contracting and/or spreading viruses.

Update: NHS England and Improvement Standard Operating Procedure for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Published 27th February 2020 Click here to view

Read through the briefing from NHS England and Improvement for Primary Care providers (published 18th February 2020) for action in your pharmacy – click here to view

CPD for Primary Health Care Professionals is also available. Espresso CPD: Guidance on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV from Mims learning is available here (0.25 CPD hours)

Current Government and PHE messaging:

Illustration from Weiman Kow

An illustration from artist Weiman Kow on how the Coronavirus spreads, and advice on preventative measures. This illustration provides easy to understand guidance and information for all.

Please see the following PDF for the full version of all comics in one document, and the link to the original post where this and versions in other languages are available.

Original Facebook post available here

Pharmacists advice Coronavirus 2019-nCov infographic from the The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Q&A How to protect yourself when travelling during the coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak. – YouTube

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