Printed at: 06:37:20 / 05-04-2020

Guests at Kents Hill Park leave after testing negative for coronavirus

One hundred and eighteen guests at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre left today (Sunday 23 February 2020) following 14 days in isolation at the facility.

All guests have tested negative for coronavirus three times during their stay and will now return to their everyday lives in the UK.

We would like to thank all of the guests for their patience and understanding during their time in the isolation facility.

The Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre has been professionally cleaned and will resume business as usual, hosting a number of conferences and training events from next week.

Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted for our guests that they are able to leave the centre with confirmation that they have tested negative for coronavirus.

“We would like to thank staff at Kents Hill Park Conference Centre and our NHS and Public Health England* staff for their incredible hard work in setting up and running the facility.

“We would also like to thank the local community who generously donated gifts to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome, and for the many well wishes that we have passed onto our guests. Tesco also very generously supported us by covering the cost of essential items for our guests.”

The wider general public should be reassured that all 118 guests pose absolutely no threat of infection and we would urge the public and the press to allow these citizens their privacy in returning to their families and friends.

 

General advice to patients and the public on Coronavirus:

The advice to the public is to call NHS 111 now if they have been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if they do not have symptoms)
  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus.Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Instead they should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.Information for the public is available at nhs.uk

 

* Public Health England support includes health protection, field service, specialist laboratory staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.