Protecting Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Due to recent worldwide events we are taking procedures to stop further spreading of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and recommend you do the same, not only to protect yourself but also our engineers completeing work on-site. Below we have compiled some government recommended guidelines to help increase public safety and reduce further spreading:

  • Avoid people to people contact – No shaking hands.
  • Wear appropriate PPE for the environment you are faced with.
  • Employees with a fever or new continuous cough are asked to stay at home to self-isolate for 7 days.
  • Packets of tissues are available for employees to take on site.
  • Follow the Public Health England Alerts and daily news bulletins to keep up to date with outbreaks.
  • Visits must be cancelled before engineers visit sites where we have confirmation of a COVID-19 case.
  • Engineers are requested not to visit high risk areas such as Gyms without ensuring the management sanitise all equipment prior to use.
  • Hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds with Soap or Handwash.
  • Wash hands before eating or drinking.
  • Where possible wash hands and use Hand Sanitizer Gel.
  • Don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth before you have washed your hands.
  • Wash hands after you have touched your eyes, nose or mouth. Avoid contact with anyone who looks unwell.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
  • Take all necessary precautions against colds and flu during early symptoms. Clean & disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Site owners must have similar control measures in place before the engineers agree to carry out Service visits.
  • We will continue to follow the advise and guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation and UK Government, relating to COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19

Here are the common symptons of Coronavirus compared with other illnesses so you know what to look for, If you feel you have the sickness isolate yourself for up to 14 days. If your conditon worsens do not hesitate to contact the non emergency NHS number 111, DO NOT VISIT THE HOSPITAL UNLESS YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO. You could put other people at risk of infection including those with already underlying health issues. 

SymptomsCoronavirusColdFlu
Fever Common Rare Common
Fatigue Sometimes Sometimes  Common
Cough Common (Usually Dry) Mild Common (Usually Dry) 
Sneezing No Common No
Aches & pains Sometimes Common Common
Runny or stuffy nose Rare Common Sometimes
Sore Throat Sometimes Common Sometimes
Diarrhea Rare No Sometimes for children
Headaches Sometimes Rare Common
Shortness of breath Sometimes No No

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