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COVID-19 - Updated Advice and Guidance for our Operatives

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​Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the below advice regarding COVID-19 - this includes advice on infection control whilst working in a healthcare setting, PPE, and general guidelines.

Advice on Infection Control in a Healthcare Setting:

When working:
  • Please do not travel in your uniform - take this with you, arrive early to your shift, and change at work
  • When returning home, ensure that you wash your uniform at 60c or above
  • It is important that you wear PPE in accordance with standard infection control guidelines and in-line with policies in that particular place of work.
  • Wash your hands regularly, and for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water before and after all resident/patient contact
  • Ensure that you handle/dispose of any clinical waste in-line with standard procedures outlined in your training

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment):

Please refer to the Public Health England guide by clicking HERE for advice on how to work safely.
Please refer to GOV.uk by clicking HERE for further advice, videos and further information

What is Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), stay at home as much as possible and try to avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with.You can usually treat mild coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms at home. If your symptoms are severe, you may need medical care until you recover. (NHS England Website)

Other useful links for those working in Healthcare:

- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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