DfE Coronavirus Guidance for the Sector

As you know, we are working closely with colleagues at the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England to monitor Coronavirus. 

For your information only (below) is the message we are sharing with the sector today. 

You can access the latest guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus and current FCO advice about travel to China at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china 

 
 
 

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The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low.

Please share the guidance below with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

Please display the updated posters in relevant public spaces:

·        https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e35b25740f0b609169cb52a/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf

·        https://app.box.com/s/iyfkaswybscd22gpdlx21tt4eb52n3ju

Advice to those who have travelled recently

Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows:

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

·        stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

·        call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

·        Elsewhere in China

·        Thailand

·        Japan

·        Republic of Korea

·        Hong Kong

·        Taiwan

·        Singapore

·        Malaysia

·        Macau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

·        stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

·        call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Encouraging good hygiene

As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:

·        always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

·        wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

·        avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

·        avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Latest information

Updates on Coronavirus:

·        https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

·        https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Public Health England blog:

·        https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

Northern TUC & TUC Health & Safety Training Seminar

Hartlepool Trades Union Council are hosting a Health & Safety Training Seminar, sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors and endorsed by the Northern TUC, to promote Health & Safety in the Northern Region. The seminar takes place on Thursday 28th April 2016, 9.00 am to 12.00 noon, Hartlepool College of Further Education, Stockton Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7NT.

Prior to the seminar, a wreath will be laid at the Tree of Remembrance in Hartlepool College of Further Education at 08.45 am.

To attend please complete and return the attached reply form or email details to Edwin Jeffries, / by Friday 22nd April.

Presentations include:

Hartlepool Trades Union Council are hosting a Health & Safety Training Seminar, sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors and endorsed by the Northern TUC, to promote Health & Safety in the Northern Region. The seminar takes place on Thursday 28th April 2016, 9.00 am to 12.00 noon, Hartlepool College of Further Education, Stockton Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7NT.

Prior to the seminar, a wreath will be laid at the Tree of Remembrance in Hartlepool College of Further Education at 08.45 am.

To attend please complete and return the attached reply form or email details to Edwin Jeffries, / by Friday 22nd April.

Presentations include:

  • Warnings Unheeded: A British Tragedy becomes a Global Disaster

Laurie Kazan-Allen, Coordinator, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat

 

  • Full Circle

Dr Greg Deleuil, Medical Advisor, Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia

  • The degradation of workplace health and safety in the UK and what can be done about it through strong agencies, strong laws, strong enforcement and the role of the trade unions

Dr Andrew Watterson, Professor and Head of the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group (member of Collegium Ramazinni)

  • Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Trust – how it all began

Chris Knighton MBE.

 

  • Managing Asbestos in the Workplace

Rachel Price, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Hartlepool Borough Council

All Trade Union reps / TU Health & Safety representatives / Employers / Employer representatives / Managers / Councillors are welcome to attend.

Attendees are also welcome at the Workers Memorial Day Remembrance Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony which takes place at 12.30 pm, Christ Church (TIC & Art Gallery), Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ.Warnings Unheeded: A British Tragedy becomes a Global Disaster

Workers_Memorial_Day_NTUC_HTUC_HS_Seminar-replyForm-2016.doc