THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Government Update 4th January – Following a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases, England has now been placed in a national lockdown. As part of these restrictions the new message from the Government is ‘Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.
Foreign travel advice has also changed due to the tighter restrictions, if you are making plans to come to the UK or head home please check before you travel: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
The NHS APP will also be updated to reflect the changes. For full details around the new guidelines and understand what you can and can’t do, follow this link here >
Training at Consultus
The training team are delighted to announce that we are offering four hour face to face training sessions for carers who require practical moving & positioning and basic life support training before they are able to undertake work through Consultus or for those carers who need to complete their annual training update.
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 4 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>
Symptoms: The main symptoms of the coronavirus are a cough, fever and a loss or change of sell/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 your hands regularly (alcohol gel can be used if hands are visibility 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 who have flu like symptoms: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/