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COVID-19

Updates on Coronavirus

Corona Virus Updates

The Coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation.  At Agee Care we have prioritized safety above all other considerations and we are following all the guidelines and advice as updated by the UK government.

Do I need to avoid public places?

  • Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.
  • You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.

What to expect from us

Before care starts we will meet with you to arrange a home visit with you to discuss any personal preferences and we will keep in contact with you and your family to ensure that the care continues to meet your needs. If your care needs change we can adapt the care to suit you.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

If you are ill, stay home and rest. Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • 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 straight away and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

You can find more detailed official information on these pages:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

As an added precaution, we suggest that you do not shake hands with service users until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and believe our clients will too.

We want you to feel comfortable making a personal choice regarding your safety and wellbeing.  As such we have modified our medical leave policy temporarily.

Medical leaves of absence will be considered for any of these instances:

  • As a general health practice, Staff who have flu or flu-like symptoms should not come to work until they recover.
  • Similarly, anybody with an underlying health issue who is particularly at risk can choose to take time of work.
  • Any staff who has to self-isolate based on the guidelines
  • Any staff returning from risk areas, as listed on the websites above should not attend work for at least 14 days and should contact the NHS on 111.