COVID Guidance Update – OCTOBER 2020

from Mohamed Yusuf – Executive Director

Based on infection levels, and the rise in the number of people contracting COVID-19, London is now at a high alert level and has tier 2 restrictions in place.  This means different households cannot mix indoors. This includes visiting other homes or mixing with other households in places like restaurants, bars, or cafés. You should also minimise public transport journeys and work from home if you can.

For family members and relatives that were shielding:

People with serious underlying health conditions who are most at risk of severe illness from Covid-19 were previously told by the government to self-isolate. However, the shielding programme was paused, and those people are not currently advised to shield. There are updated government guidelines and advice for people who were shielding and steps they can follow to take extra precautions. For more information click here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Safe Practice Reminder for OASIS Staff

Remember the basics to help tackle Covid-19:

In addition to the measures that come with being in a high-risk area, we must continue to take every step we can to stay safe:

  • Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, then use hand sanitiser. 

  • Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and other enclosed areas, or anywhere it is difficult to socially distance. 

  • Keep a safe distance from other people outside your household (two metres where possible). 

  • Book a free test if you’re experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 and stay at home until you get your result.  You can also talk to your supervisor and office if you require to book a test.

  • Stay at home if you test positive for 10 days from when symptoms started. This includes while symptomatic and waiting to arrange a test. 

  • Self-isolate if you are identified as a close or recent contact of someone who has tested positive through NHS Test and Trace. 

 

Wish you all the best and stay safe