As a national care provider to over 1,200 individuals, it is important that we are reminding staff about taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves and the individuals they support from the Coronavirus Virus.
Mike Cleasby, Quality Director, has shared a flowchart that advises our staff on how to manage any suspected cases of the virus, please ensure you are following the preventive measures that are advised in the flowchart.
A PDF version of this flowchart can be found using the following link: https://ncgintranet.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Management-of-suspected-case-of-2019-noval-coronavirus.pdf
The Government and the NHS have stated that they are well prepared to deal with the virus and have encouraged the public to take the following precautions:
- Always carry tissues with you to catch your cough or sneeze
- Bin the tissue to kill the germs
- Wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitizer gel
- Avoid or maintain suitable distance with someone who has a cold or fever
- Ensure to wipe surfaces thoroughly
These are the best ways to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.
You can download a PDF poster created by the NHS to display in your workplace: https://ncgintranet.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf
If you are showing any symptoms that last for more than 14 days, please ensure to seek specialist advice and let your Line Manager know.