UCL Swine Flu Information

General information

What is the current situation at UCL?

UCL is currently operating as normal. As the virus becomes more widespread in the UK we expect there will be more cases among students and staff.

The Major Incident Team is monitoring both the situation here and the advice being given by the Government and other bodies on a daily basis so as we are ready to make any changes to the day-to-day running of UCL that may become necessary. 

What is current Government advice on swine flu?

Current Government advice on swine flu can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/04April/Pages/Swineflulatest.aspx.

This explains what to do if you are worried that you may have contracted swine flu. It explains that for most people who have contracted swine flu, it has been a mild illness that has passed in a few days, on which they can seek online and telephone advice from NHS Direct without needing to go to a doctor.

Advice is available online from the National Pandemic Flu Service at https://www.pandemicflu.direct.gov.uk, via telephone: 0800 1 513 100 and Minicom: 0800 1 513 200.

The Government has also announced that we have now moved from a ‘containment’ to a ‘treatment’ phase. This means that the policy of containing swine flu, for instance through school and institutional closures, is being given up, and priority given to treating the increasing numbers of people contracting swine flu each day.

Swine flu information in other languages and formats can be found at:

Use the links on the left to find out more.

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