This statement supersedes the previous March 5th statement, updated in view of government advice issued on 12th March.
The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) are leading the UK government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus
The latest guidance on the government website states:
We are asking anyone who shows certain symptoms to self-isolate for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means we want people to stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
The symptoms are:
- a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- a new, continuous cough
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
If you display any symptoms as above, please follow the advice and remain at home in self isolation. This advice applies to everyone.
We do not currently have any plan to close the Centre unless a significant event or advice dictates otherwise. Such an event or advice may include inability to open premises due to staff illness, an outbreak locally, government instruction or local authority advice.
As we have many families and children accessing the centre daily, we are aware that it is important to maintain strict hygiene and continue to be vigilant.
Please use the hand sanitisers in our reception areas in both buildings and ensure you are following the latest health advice on prevention, including handwashing and self isolation.
If anyone requires any further information, we have appointed our two main points of contact as Sarah Eardley, CEO, or Anna Beddows, Centre Admin Manager.