The 2019-novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV), known as “Whuna Virus”, is a new strain of large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
Coronaviruses are mainly transmitted by large respiratory droplets and direct or indirect contact with infected secretions. They have also been detected in blood, faeces and urine and, under certain circumstances, airborne transmission is thought to have occurred from aerosolised respiratory secretions and faecal material.
Our staff have been informed of the guidelines laid out by of the information from the Public Health England & World Health Organisation, in order to maintain Infection Control.
We are basing our actions on the advice supplied by the government at: “Coronavirus: latest information and advice.”
All our employees are receiving refresher training based on Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommended everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Avoiding close contact with anyone who has fever and cough
- “if you are sick, stay at home” only if you have symptoms that could be linked to possibly having contracted Coronavirus
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care call NHS 111 for advice
- Frequently clean hands by using soap and water
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue throw tissue away immediately and wash hands