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On Wednesday 12 February, guests of Kents Hill Park Hotel were given the results of the swab tests that were undertaken on their arrival and all swab results were negative. This indicates that it is unlikely that any of the guests have coronavirus.

All guests will need to have further swab tests after six and 12 days of their stay at the facility to confirm that they remain negative for coronavirus.

Each of the guests have been given their individual test results and further information about how they can move around the hotel.

Following the cascade of this information, NHS and Public Health England staff met with the guests to discuss their results, the new guidance on how they can move around the hotel and to address any questions or concerns they may have.

Guests are continuing to take all the precautionary measures they were previously and staff at the facility are continuing to take full infection prevention measures.

Both local and national NHS organisations, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care would like to thank guests for their ongoing cooperation and the local community of Milton Keynes, who have been offering support and well wishes to our guests.

Information for the Public

Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.

If you have travelled from China, or Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau to the UK in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath, you should:

    • immediately self-isolate, even if symptoms are minor and call NHS111
    • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

Stay informed of the latest public health advice by regularly checking this link which is updated daily: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public