Precautions and Hygiene Measures
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Basic hygiene practices should be enhanced, including washing your hands with hot water and soap regularly for a minimum of 20 seconds. This should be repeated when you arrive at home/work and before you leave.
Regularly used surfaces and objects should be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Adhere to guidance on social distancing and allow a 2 meter distance wherever possible. If the 2 meter distance can not be fully adhered to, you should distance as far as practicably possible and for no longer than 10 minutes.
Stay Alert - Watch for Early Symptoms
The following symptoms may develop following exposure to someone who has COVID-19:
A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
These are the main symptoms of a Coronavirus but if you experience any other symptoms which you believe may also be related, you should seek further guidance from NHS 111 Online or by telephoning 111 before leaving home.
What to do if you are feeling unwell
If you are due to attend a booking at a Client's premises please do not attend until you have followed these steps and you have also received confirmation to attend from your Consultant.
Contact your consultant at Sammons by phone or email to make them aware.
Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or phone NHS 111 on 111.
Contact your consultant to discuss the recommendations made in step 2 for your case.
If your symptoms start during working hours and at a Client's premises
Find an appropriate secluded area (ideally with a door that can be closed) where you can seek further advice whilst isolating and limiting potential contamination. Contact your line manager by phone to let them know where you are and what is happening first of all, to ensure everyone's safety and yours in case of a fire evacuation. Contact NHS 111 on 111 for further guidance and then proceed to follow their advice.
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We would like to say a very big thank you to all of our exceptional temporary workers who have adapted hugely to continue supporting our Clients in vital functions at this difficult time.
Stay safe and take care,
The Sammons Team