Coronavirus – RUSI policy
As the coronavirus continues to spread, RUSI is following the advice of the UK government.
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from coronavirus from low to moderate but have also said that the risk to individuals remains low. Although it has cautioned against all-but-essential travel to China, the government has not restricted entry to the UK of individuals from affected countries, namely mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau.
RUSI remains fully open and our events are taking place as normal. Our audiences should therefore be aware that there may be delegates and speakers attending our events who have recently been in the countries mentioned above.
If any individual has recently travelled from these countries to the UK and is developing symptoms, then they should follow government advice:
The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
RUSI will keep this policy under review and updates will be posted on our website.
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