Working during the COVID-19 crisis: Guidelines for Cooplers

Updated on 18.03.20

Dear Cooplers,

The coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve and we wanted to give you a few updates to make sure you’re well informed on how to protect your health and wellbeing.

We continue to closely monitor the official advice from the government and we will keep you informed of any developments. We are in regular contact with all clients to ensure a safe working environment for all of you. You can still go to work if you are not feeling ill, but it is very important to maintain a high level of attention.

As the UK has moved from the contain phase to delay phase, the general guidance has been updated. Anyone should now follow the general guidance below:

  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
  • If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • If you have coronavirus symptoms:
    • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital – Check https://111.nhs.uk/ online
    • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
    • Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home
  • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

 The most common symptoms are:

  • A continuous cough
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • A high temperature (37.8C degrees and above)

 In the meantime, please continue following best practices to protect yourself from catching a virus:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Refrain from shaking hands, hugs and other greeting rituals

It’s very important that you stay home if you have any symptoms, to help your recovery, help control the spread of the disease to your friends, colleagues and the wider the community around you.

If you think you may need to self-isolate or may have been infected please let us know immediately on +44 208 338 9333 or email info@coople.com

For more information please see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-government-announces-moving-out-of-contain-phase-and-into-delay

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Kind Regards,

Kit Glover

Managing Director Coople UK