Coronavirus - latest guidance09-Mar-2020
As the Coronavirus develops your organisation should be planning how best to keep your employees, volunteers, supporters, and beneficiaries informed and protected.
To help we are sharing guidance collated by NCVO on what steps you may need to take - and these can be viewed by clicking here.
The government has also published specific guidance for social or community care and residential settings on COVID-19 which can be found using this link.
If you are also planning to hold meetings or events over the coming weeks, here is some suggested wording (relevant @ 8.3.20) we have seen that you could perhaps send to delegates prior to the meeting:
We are very much looking forward to seeing you on XXX DATE. As a delegate, we would also like to reassure you about the steps we are taking regarding Coronavirus.
Given that the current advice is for most people to continue to go to work, school and other public places we are planning to continue to run the conference, but if Government advice changes we will review the event and notify you of any impact this will have on the event.
Can we ask that you continue to take the advice given to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as follows:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. This is particularly important after taking public transport.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you believe you may have come into contact with the virus, please do not attend the conference.
More general advice on the Coronavirus is available from:
Government information and advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
NHS common questions https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/