We are following the advice of Public Health England in relation to Coronavirus (COVD-19) regarding the delivery of our services and we are monitoring advice on a daily basis. We are also endeavouring to do our best to ensure that patients, families, visitors, staff, volunteers and the public we come into contact with are aware of their advice for anyone in any setting, namely:
- If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus, or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
- To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
More information is available via the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance