Notice to all Staff on current coronavirus COVID-19

Below is important advice for all customers and Agency Workers that work in or at 24hr Healthcare services/offices or third party customer locations:

Current figures show that globally (as of 12/2/2020) there are 45,171 confirmed cases in 25 countries and there have been 1,115 deaths so far only one of these has been outside of China. There are 9 confirmed cases in the UK to date. Public Health England have deemed the risk to the UK as moderate.

Agency workers are responsible for informing us if they have returned or intend on traveling to or from any of the areas listed below.  24hr healthcare will not send any Agency Worker to a customer that has traveled from the Wuhan and Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days.

People that have traveled from Wuhan and Hubei Province in the last 14 days must follow this advice, even if you do NOT have symptoms of the virus, you must immediately:

  • Stay indoors/avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu.
  • (England and Wales) – call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area. In Scotland phone your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
  • People that have traveled from other parts of China and the areas identified in the list below in the last 14 days AND have developed any symptoms of cough, fever and shortness of breath must follow this advice, even if the symptoms are mild:
  • Stay indoors/avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas

Where possible, you should avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s okay for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.
The areas identified are:

  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau

Gov.UK are asking people to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.

If you have any concerns or require further information please contact Jordan Cassidy at 24hr Healthcare on:

Lancashire 01282 560 222
Yorkshire 01274 294400