March 3, 2020
We are very mindful of the Corona Virus and also of the need to provide a proportional response according to the current nature and extent of the threat in the areas in which we work (Beds, Herts, Bucks and Oxfordshire).
As far as we are concerned it is ‘business as usual’ with carers going about their normal visits. We have informed carers of the symptoms of Corona virus and asked them to ensure they wash their hands with soap and water before and after every visit and, if they feel the need to cough and sneeze, they should do so into a tissue or, if one is not to hand, into the crook of their elbow.
Our carers should already be taking these measures as part of their normal duties to prevent infection of colds and flu so we shouldn’t be expecting any major changes in their normal behaviour.