As reported cases of the coronavirus, Covid-19 continue to rise and our government announces plans to curb the spread of infection, we thought it might be worth consolidating some of this advice so that you can put in place the necessary measures to protect yourselves, your family, friends and colleagues.
Category 1 risk area
Travellers who have returned from or travelled through a category 1 risk area should self-isolate at home for 14 days after return to the UK if no symptoms are present.
Should symptoms develop, immediately contact your GP or call NHS 24 on 111.
Category 2 risk area
Travellers who have returned from or travelled through a category 2 risk area can go about their normal daily activity if they show NO symptoms.
Should symptoms develop, individuals should immediately contact your GP or call NHS 24 on 111.
A full list of risk areas is below.
HEALTH AND HYGIENE
It is also important to practice good hygiene and recommended that you follow these basic guidelines from the NHS
Whilst we certainly recommend following the above guidelines, please remember not to panic. If you do develop coronavirus, simply treat it as you would the flu or any other respiratory virus.
You’ll be given the necessary advice when you contact your GP or the NHS, but essentially you should get plenty of rest, keep hydrated & try to stay warm.
FIRST AID SPECIFIC ADVICE
In addition, we’ve received the following information from our First Aid Awarding Body ITC First with regard to first aid qualification delivery;
ITC First will not amend any assessment guidance until there is further guidance or a directive from the relevant UK Government Departments.
CATEGORY 1 RISK AREAS
Wuhan city and Hubei Province
Daegu and Cheongdo
Italy – in North Italy only the following:
Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgerundo, Castiglione D’Adda, Codogna (Lodi Province), Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia and Terranova dei passerinie
Italy – town in the region of Veneto
CATEGORY 2 RISK AREAS
All other areas not category 1 including:
Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
All other areas not category 1
All other areas in North Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pia, Florence and Rimini) which are not category 1