Advice for Tower Project staff:
All Tower Project Staff must ensure that they have read and follow the advice provided in this document 'Advice for Tower Project Staff'
Latest Coronavirus Advice (www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/)
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
> a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
> a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
How long to stay at home
> if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
> if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
> If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Read our advice about staying at home.
16th March 2020: New advice from the Department of Heath and Social Care
We strongly advise against this for people aged 70 and over, pregnant women, or anyone with underlying health conditions.
> We advise against social activities such as visiting pubs, restaurants, and the theatre.
> We advise against having friends and family visit your home.
> Where possible, we advise people to use online NHS services in order to reduce pressure on in person services.
> We advise against people using public transport, particularly during rush hour. Instead people should vary the time they travel.
> Where possible, we encourage people to work from home.
How to avoid catching and spreading Coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- only travel on public transport if you need to
- avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
- avoid events with large groups of people
- use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
- avoid touching anything
- cough or sneeze into a tissue and put it in a bin, or if they do not have tissues, cough and sneeze into the crook of their elbow
- use a separate bathroom from others, if possible
The unwell person should use their own mobile phone to call either:
- for NHS advice: 111
- for an ambulance, if they’re seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk: 999
They should tell the operator:
- their symptoms
- which country they have returned from in the last 14 days
Please ensure you check the NHS Coronavirus advice page regularly, link can be found below: