Statement: COVID-19

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Our business is people and our asset is the people we work with. We have refrained from making a formal statement to our workers or partners up to this point as we understand the importance of avoiding speculation.


We recognise the need for a proportionate reaction to the current situation. Our offices are currently operating at normal capacity with a normal staffing structure and working hours. Our service and performance hasn’t been affected up to this stage and we are taking internal preventative measures by promoting good hygiene procedures to our staff and encouraging steps to mitigate against the risk of transmission of the virus.

We are encouraging our workers across our various locations to familiarise themselves with the NHS COVID-19 advice (also available below) and to understand the symptoms and preventative measures including how to properly wash hands as a basic measure.

We would like to reinforce our commitment to service and support and remind the companies and workers that work with Staff One that our staff are on hand 24 hours a day to discuss any concerns you may have about the safety of yourself or others you work with.

Any information and guidelines that apply to us, our workers or our clients will be communicated as and when they are released and we have a dedicated team making sure that we are fulfilling our duty of care.

Throughout this period there will be considerable scaremongering, misinformation and speculation and we wish to remind our partners that NHS and Government continue to be the reliable source of information and direction.




Overview – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

These information is for the public. There is coronavirus information for health professionals on the NHS England website.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

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.

Read our advice about staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • 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
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You’ll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.

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