If you’ve developed a new continuous cough, a fever/high temperature or loss of or change in sense of smell or taste (anosmia), you should contact NHS to book a test, stay at home for 10 days from the day your symptoms started and contact your line manager. This applies to any employee whether they are working in the office, at home or on special leave.
For the most up-to-date information and advice please go to the NHS Inform website.
We appreciate that you may be anxious or have concerns about what you should do if you are living with a family member who has developed symptoms or if you’re an essential worker and having to come in to your place of work and a colleague becomes ill. The guidance and advice below should help to allay any concerns:
I have been in close contact with someone who has started showing symptoms of Coronavirus. Should I self-isolate?
Only if you live with someone who has developed symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 7 days. You should self isolate at home for 14 days.
Only phone your GP or 111 if you develop symptoms which are severe. Unless you have developed one or more of these specific symptoms you should carry on as normal.
What happens if I’m at my place of work and some becomes unwell?
You should inform a responsible person if you think someone is becoming unwell at work.
If someone becomes unwell and you believe they may be at risk of Coronavirus (e.g. through contact with a confirmed case), you should take the following actions: