We advise you to stay updated with the government guidance – this is a fast-moving area and the guidance is being updated daily at 2 p.m.
Link : Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice on the gov.uk website includes:
Workers in the healthcare sector should also review the Link: Guidance for healthcare providers: healthcare workers with relevant travel, healthcare or household contact history.
Additional guidance is likely to be added to the gov.uk website so do review this regularly, putting ‘coronavirus’ into the search function.
Information about Coronavirus and how to reduce the spread of infection, in particular:
At the time of writing the common symptoms are:
The current guidance is to:
Workers are advised to follow the specific procedures at the assignment:
Care Homes should be well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases and they should follow strict protocols to avoid residents, service users, staff and agency workers becoming unwell.
You should always follow their strict infection control and cleaning guidelines to protect the residents, service users, staff and agency workers from infection.
If you suspect that you have the virus you must tell your care home line manager and inform Avanta Care as soon as possible, including if you are already on sick leave or on annual leave.
You must tell them in detail:
o Why you need to self-isolate
o If it relates to your own travel – where you have travelled to (Including the town not just the country) and what dates
o If it relates to contact with a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus – full details of who you have had contact with, when, whether it is a confirmed case of coronavirus or why It is suspected