In light of the updated advice from the Government, I would like to provide you with the current guidance for staff and patients with regards to Coronavirus. We are required to risk assess staff and patients travelling from potentially affected areas and attending the Reproductive Health Group.
If you have returned to the UK from any potential affected areas within the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough and/or fever and/or shortness of breath, then the individual should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111 to discuss the recent travel history. If the above symptoms develop in the workplace then the individual should isolate themselves, inform their Line Manager and go home.
I would encourage everyone to follow the updates on the Public Health England website which offers sensible and unbiased information to anyone who may be worried. Based on the current evidence from the World Health Organisation and the Public Health England, there is no immediate cause for concern; however, I would like to take the following precautions:
- Confirm that no staff or patient attending the Reproductive Health Group has been to China, in the Wuhan region since the outbreak.
- All are aware of the signs and symptoms of the novel Coronavirus and should they experience any of these, they will not attend work and return home immediately.
The wellbeing of our staff and patient community is of the upmost importance at this time and I am sure that you will all join me in supporting the culture for a healthy and safe work environment. I will certainly continue to keep you informed as the situation and official advice changes but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Professor Luciano Nardo
Clinical Director | Reproductive Health Group