Self-Isolation Return To Work
Here at Healthscreen UK, we can offer a return to work telephone consultation for any employee that has been affected by Coronavirus. Our Occupational Health Advisor/Physician will assess the employees situation and advise if they are safe to return to work, ensuring that your other employees are safe within the workplace.
This consultation will also produce a report that will be sent to the manager of the employee in question, ensuring professional medical documentation of confirmation.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- High temperature
- Shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
Urgent advice: Call 111 now if you’ve been:
- To Hubei province in China in the last 14 days
- To Iran
- Areas of northern Italy in lockdown
- “Special Care Zone” areas in South Korea since 19 February
- To other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
- To other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
- In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
Please also call 111 if you have travelled to any of the above countries and follow that information.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
I think I may have come into contact with some who has coronavirus, what should I do?
Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
But call 111 for advice if you think you’ve been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus.
Does the new coronavirus only affect older people, or can younger people also get it?
People of all ages can get coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) are more likely to become severely ill with the virus.
People of all ages should follow simple measures to stop viruses like coronavirus spreading, for example by washing their hands often with soap and water.
How Coronavirus is caught and spread
Can I get coronavirus from mail and parcels from China or other affected areas?
There is currently no evidence that you can catch coronavirus from parcels and letters. Viruses like coronavirus cannot live for very long outside the body.
I’ve recently travelled to a country that has cases of coronavirus, what should I do?
If someone becomes unwell at work
If someone becomes unwell in the workplace and has recently come back from an area affected by coronavirus, they should:
- Get at least 2 metres (7 feet) away from other people
- Go to a room or area behind a closed door, such as a sick bay or staff office
- Gvoid touching anything
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue and put it in a bin, or if they do not have tissues, cough and sneeze into the crook of their elbow
- Use a separate bathroom from others, if possible
The unwell person should use their own mobile phone to call either:
For NHS advice: 111
For an ambulance, if they’re seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk: 999
They should tell the operator:
- Their symptoms
- Which country they’ve returned from in the last 14 days
PLEASE DO NOT COME IN TO WORK IF ANY OF THE ABOVE APPLIES TO YOU OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE KNOWN TO HAVE THE ILLNESS.