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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Northern Ireland

28 February 2020

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Northern Ireland

Information for Northern Ireland


Public Health Agency Helpline

0300 200 7885

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is working with partners across the UK including Public Health England, as well as the Department of Health and health trusts in Northern Ireland, and the health service in Ireland, on the response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). 

Belfast Trust’s Regional Viral Laboratory is now one of 12 UK centres testing for novel coronavirus – the local facility will speed up results for Northern Ireland.

A helpline has also been established for anyone in Northern Ireland who has travelled to China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau in the past 14 days. The helpline number is 0300 200 7885 and is available 24/7.

To help reduce any potential spread of coronavirus, the PHA is urging people to follow the steps that we recommend for similar illnesses such as cold and flu – catch it, bin it, kill it. Always carry tissues to catch your cough or sneeze, dispose of the tissue as soon as possible after using it, and clean your hands as soon as you can as germs can spread to every surface you touch.

  • Advice for medical professionals can be found here
  • People who plan to travel should check the travel advice here

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