Tip of the Week
There have been so many changes around the Track and Trace and Self Isolation rules, we thought it would be helpful to outline the latest government guidance.
If a member of your team has been contacted by Track & Trace, or has been in contact with a person testing positive for COVID-19:
- That staff member cannot attend their workplace
- They will need to self isolate for 14 days since last day of contact with the infected person
- They do not need to take a test if they do not have symptoms
- If they take a test and it comes back negative, they must still self isolate for 14 days as they could get the symptoms after being tested. However, anyone they live with, or have been in contact with, can stop self isolating
If a member of your team tests positive for COVID-19
- They need to inform their Manager immediately and not attend the workplace
- They will need to self isolate for a minimum period of 10 days from start of symptoms
- Any team members who have been in direct contact with the infected person will need to self isolate for 14 days
- The infected person cannot return to work until a minimum period of 10 day from onset of symptoms and they no longer have high temperature
If a customer visiting your premises is confirmed to have COVID-19
- Inform your team. Anyone experiencing any symptoms must not attend work. With good COVID Secure procedures in place, your team should not have come into direct contact with the infected person. However they must be vigilant for any symptoms. If a member of your team did happen to come into direct contact with the infected customer, they are recommended to self isolate for 14 days.
- Tables, chairs and all touchpoints to be cleaned and sanitised.
- If more than one person is confirmed to have COVID-19, you must inform NHS Track and Trace and your Environmental Health Inspector as it is likely your premises will need deep cleaning and whole shift teams may need to self isolate – Track and Trace will advise.
Brief your team that, if they have any symptoms, DO NOT come into work under any circumstances. It is safer for one person to stay home and self isolate than potentially infect the whole team. If you are able to split your staff into permenant shift teams, this could mitigate numbers of staff needing to self isolate in the event of COVID contact
Weekly Food Fact
Give your immune system a boost. Did you know that red peppers are packed with vitamin C. In fact, one cup of chopped red peppers has twice the vitamin C content of an orange!
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