Coronavirus - symptoms and precautions

As you prepare to head off on tour, we suggest briefing all travellers in advance on how to recognise the symptoms of coronavirus and how to take proper precautions.

Coronavirus is a respiratory disease which seems to start with a fever, followed by a dry cough. After a week, it leads to shortness of breath and some patients require hospital treatment. Precautions include:

  • Regular and thorough washing of hands
  • Sneeze and cough into a tissue and then throw away
  • Refrain from touching your face
  • Don't share food and drink with others

Here are two useful links to help you understand symptoms and take preventative measures:

NHS - Coronavirus advice

BBC - Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how to protect yourself?

And, two helpful videos on washing hands properly and further preventative measures:

WHO - Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus (also, scroll to the bottom for useful information about staying healthy while travelling)

BBC - Coronavirus: How do I protect myself?

The NHS graphics below are useful in explaining hand hygiene which you could download and hand out to travellers.