These people will have symptoms which have started within the past 7 days.
For current definition see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-initial-investigation-of-possible-cases
Isolate persons with possible COVID-19 IMMEDIATELY
‘Priority Assessment Pod’ located outside the entrance to ED or one of the nominated single rooms in NDDH in ED, Alex ICU or Caroline Thorpe
All staff entering the room must wear the correct PPE.
Priority Assessment Pod
This is the unit located in the car park outside the emergency entrance to ED.
Persons in the pod should follow the instructions to phone NHS111 for assessment.
If NHS111 identify that the person needs assessment by NDHT staff then NHS111 will alert ED to take over their care.