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Check out https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk for up to date and really useful information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic…your one-stop-shop for all things COVID-19 related.

Today marks the start of Disability Awareness Week 2020. The awareness week this year will take place completely online and focusses on the importance of friendship in these trying times. For more information please visit https://www.mencap.org.uk/get…/learning-disability-week-2020

From the 8th June to the 14th June is Diabetes Awareness Week 2020. Help Diabetes UK #TheBigPicture this week by visiting https://www.diabetes.org.uk/get_involved/diabetes-week… to support them.

Use the Test and Trace service if you have symptoms of COVID-19 so that the spread of the virus can be monitored, managed and contained.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
• Fever
• New, continuous cough
• Change or loss of sense of smell or taste

Do your bit to keep everyone safe! For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

***Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England and Scotland***

From now on, everyone with symptoms should ask for a test online by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or phone to arrange a test by calling 119.

If the test comes back negative, everyone in the household can go back to normal. But if the test comes back positive, the contact tracing team or local public health teams will get in touch – via text, email or phone call – to discuss whom the person has come into close contact with and places they have visited.

Any of those contacts deemed at risk of catching the virus will be emailed or texted with instructions to go into isolation for 14 days, whether they are sick or not.

They will be tested only if they develop symptoms. The rest of their household does not have to isolate, unless someone becomes ill.

To clarify: Anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus – a persistent cough, fever or a sudden loss of taste or sense of smell – has to isolate for seven days and the rest of their household for 14 days. This is in keeping with rules already in place.

For more information please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52829357

***UPDATE***
The Government has amended the common symptoms of COVID-19:
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
a new continuous cough
a high temperature
a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and takes place from 18th to the 24th May 2020. The theme is kindness (which we all need a bit of at the moment)
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/…/mental-health-awareness-w…

Going BLUE for ME in 2020

Centred on ME Awareness Day on May 12th, ME Awareness Week (11th May to 17th May) is a time when the M.E. Association put all their valuable energy into telling the world that M.E. is a real and physical disease, for more information please visit https://www.meassociation.org.uk/get-inv…/me-awareness-week/

Make sure you are up to date with the latest advice regarding Coronavirus issued by the Government last night.

Stay alert. We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
Stay at home as much as possible
Work from home if you can
Limit contact with other people
Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
Wash your hands regularly
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Dementia Action Week takes place between the 11th and the 17th of May. The goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with dementia do not feel excluded.
For more information please visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-invo…/dementia-action-week

Do you know what the signs and symptoms of an anaphylaxis reaction are and would you know what to do to help someone if they experienced a severe reaction?
Monday 4th May marks the start of Anaphylaxis Awareness Week #AnaphylaxisAwarenessWeek Visit their website for more information:
https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/…/anaphylaxis-awareness-week/

Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom!! Thank you for everything you have done for us.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-52441937

Another lovely weekend ahead but the message is still the same – stay at home to keep everyone safe. The more that people abide by the restrictions the sooner they will be lifted. Let’s get Coronavirus beaten!

Every Thursday evening at 8pm we’ll be clapping for not only all of our staff but also for those that work on the front line to look at after us. This post is to say a huge, huge thank you to each and every one of the Careline staff team that are working so hard and going the extra mile for us, the clients and services we support. You are truly amazing and we couldn’t ask for a better team! Keep up the good work!
https://clapforourcarers.co.uk/

As the current restrictions continue regarding COVID-19 please don’t forget that mental health support is available if you need it. The NHS is running their ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign for people to access if they or anyone else that they know is feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Help and support is only a telephone call away. For more information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

A bit of good news that we all need to hear at the moment – good on you Captain Tom, what an amazing man 👍
https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52321262

I know it’s lovely weather and it’s a Bank Holiday weekend, but if you’re not working please, please abide by the Government COVID-19 guidelines to protect you, your family and friends and the clients you support 👍

Self-isolation rules and guidelines – make sure you know them and let us know if you or a member of your household develops the symptoms of Coronavirus.

***Coronavirus Training Update***
In addition to Infection Control, we have a very specific online training course for hand hygiene that is available for staff to complete if desired. Give Lorraine a call on 0118 9585858 if you want to find out more!
Keeping your hands hygienically clean is scientifically the best way to prevent infections and cross infection so give us a call and we will send it over to you.

Keep safe and keep updated. Make sure you take on board government guidelines to protect you and everyone else around you!

Symptoms of Coronavirus:

Check out the latest information released by the Government regarding Coronavirus.

Headline News: If you or a member of your household exhibits the symptoms of Coronavirus then EVERYBODY in your household MUST self-isolate for 14 days. Please also take on board the information regarding social isolation to protect vulnerable members of our communities.

Check out this useful piece of information regarding effective hand hygiene. Please note that following good hand hygiene techniques using soap and water is the most effective way to prevent cross-infection:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/12/science-soap-kills-coronavirus-alcohol-based-disinfectants?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR08XTMuwR3PMpbDbDrfbtEQLsP1SN88-DXYeCKAcOcS_cU3fFaKoWotCj8#Echobox=1584007982

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