As you will all be aware the Coronavirus is fast spreading outside of China. Fortunately the mortality risk so far is extremely low but the fact that it can spread by human to human contact is worrying and you should take steps to reduce your potential exposure.
Symptoms usually include:
How the virus spreads
We do not yet know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person, but similar viruses spread through cough droplets.
How to stay safe
Health and safety advice
If you have been in China or been in contact in the two weeks with someone who may be affected the recommended health advice is to self quarantine:
If you have returned from China in the last 14 days:
Please follow this health advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.
If you get a cough, a high temperature, or you feel short of breath, continue to follow this advice. DO NOT leave your house without getting advice from a doctor.
Treatment for coronavirus
There is no specific treatment currently available for coronavirus. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms.
During this time we I would recommend that you urge all staff to:
Plus everyone should…
Be aware of who you are with or meeting both inside and outside work and whether individuals have recently been in China or in contact with someone who has. Ask the necessary questions rather than assuming there is no risk.
PLEASE REMEMBER JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS CHINESE THIS DOES NOT MEAN THEY AUTOMATICALLY CARRY THE VIRUS
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