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Day: March 10, 2020

NHS 111 giving out of date advice
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NHS 111 giving out of date advice

    An NHS advice website has run outdated coronavirus information that goes against new government guidance. NHS 111, which is designed to help patients by allowing them to check on their symptoms and get advice, runs a questionnaire that asks users if they have been to certain parts of the world affected by coronavirus. Previous government advice recommended self-isolation for visitors to northern Italian towns that were first put under lockdown. But with the entire country now under restrictions, that advice has been updated to say that any traveller who has been to anywhere in Italy since yesterday should isolate even without symptoms. However, the NHS 111 questionnaire still tells users they don’t need to self-isolate, even if the user ticks yes when asked if the...