Advice for those coming to work

The UK risk level for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been increased from low to moderate. We are continuing to monitor UK government advice and whilst it remains at this level, we will continue to operate as normal.

We will continue to follow advice from the Government, the Department of Health, Social Care and Public Health England and the venue. Based on current evidence, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.

Advice for UK Residents and International Visitors

The advice for UK residents who think they may be affected is to take common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people, including not going to work, school or public areas and not using public transport. Those concerned should contact 111. International visitors can also contact 111.

NHS 111 is a 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week telephone advice service for members of the public to phone if they have an urgent medical concern; 999 is the contact number for the Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Police services and should be used in an emergency.

Please be aware that calls to 111 from a foreign-registered mobile phone, within the UK, may not work and may not be free. For anyone unable to call 111, the alternative number is 0300 020 0155.

Advice for everyone planning to visit company premises.

If you are planning to come to the company premises as a member of staff or visitor and think you may be affected, please stay indoors, either at home or within your accommodation, avoiding contact with other people and please contact NHS 111 or 999.

If you have travelled from the following countries, we recommend that you do not come to the premises and avoid contact with people until you have been back in the country for 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms.

  • China
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau

If you have travelled from the following countries since 19th February and have any symptoms no matter how mild we ask you do not come to the premises, stay indoors and contact NHS 111.

  • Northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

If you have returned from the specific areas listed below since the 19th February, then please do not attend the company premises irrespective on how you feel. The current advice is to stay indoors, avoid contact with others and contact NHS 111.

  • Iran
  • Specific lockdown areas in Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
  • ‘special care zones’ in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
  • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

If you are experiencing symptoms, including cough, fever or shortness of breath, you should not travel to company premises, even if your symptoms are mild.

We actively encourage all our staff and visitors to maintain good personal hygiene. For more advice see the WHO website.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

What to do if you are feeling unwell whilst at work

If you begin to feel unwell whilst at work, please return home at the earliest opportunity and inform the office.

This is a developing situation and we ask that you refer to the latest information and advice on this matter from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, which is kept up to date on the gov.uk website.

British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of novel coronavirus should check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice.