New information on Monkeypox on NHS website

NHS Digital has updated the NHS.uk page on monkeypox here, with further information on how symptoms, treatment and advice on how to approach NHS services if you have symptoms. Key advice on what to do if you have symptoms is as below:

Call 111 or contact a sexual health clinic if:

You have a rash with blisters and either:

  • you’ve been in close contact with someone who has or might have monkeypox (even if they’ve not been tested yet) in the past 3 weeks
  • you’ve been to west or central Africa in the past 3 weeks
  • you’re a man who has sex with men

Tell the person you speak to if you’ve had close contact with someone who has or might have monkeypox, or if you’ve recently travelled to central or west Africa.

Do not go to a sexual health clinic without contacting them first. Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people until you’ve been told what to do.