THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
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Our training team are delighted to announce that from Monday 6 July we will be offering face to face training sessions for new carers who require practical moving & positioning and basic life support training. This half day training will be delivered while maintaining social distancing at all times, there will be hand sanitisation and hand washing protocols in place and a maximum of 2 carers attending each session. Please click here for more information.
If you have any concerns about the coronavirus the best thing to do is to call the NHS 111 Service. From this service you can receive up-to-date information about the coronavirus. Anyone who is assessed as possibly having symptoms of the virus, will be directed by the 111 service to a public health helpline and, if necessary, medical tests can be arranged and specific advice given.
Follow the below links for some helpful advice around the virus:
The BMJ latest guidelines for the Coronavirus
WATCH this useful video from the World Health Organisation on basic protective measures you can take against the virus
Please read our updated guidance for those working in the homecare sector here >
The main symptoms of the coronavirus are a cough, fever and a loss or change of smell/taste.
Preventing the spread of Infection
As with the flu and common cold, the best way to help prevent infection is to maintain good hand and face hygiene; wash hands regularly (alcohol gel can be used if hands aren’t visibly soiled), and cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow or a tissue which is then thrown away. Where possible, avoid contact with people with flu like symptoms.