COVID-19 – Understanding Silver Time

*Details of protected time have now changed, please click here for updated post 22.6.20.* As of Wednesday 10th June, the Government has introduced ‘Silver Time’ for those who are clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 due to a medical condition, in a manner that is similar to Golden Hour (read more here).[…]

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Testing for COVID-19

What do we mean by testing? During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are various methods that you may see being utilised to ascertain whether you may be at risk of infection. Rapid measures include checks for symptoms including fever (temperature) scanning on entry to buildings. More thorough testing involves taking samples/[…]

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Talking with Children about COVID-19 – a new storybook

A new story book has been produced as a collaborative project between more than 50 humanitarian organizations (including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the International Federation of Red Cross, and Save the Children).The book aims to help children understand COVID-19 and the measures that have been[…]

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Transmission of COVID-19

COVID-19 is mainly passed on by person-to-person spread between people who are in close contact with one another and by droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the virus that causes COVID-19 remains on[…]

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What is the difference between Influenza and COVID-19 ?

Both COVID-19 and Influenza cause respiratory disease; however, there are important differences between the two viruses and how they spread. This has important implications for the public health measures that can be implemented to respond to each virus. How are COVID-19 and influenza viruses similar? COVID-19 and influenza viruses both[…]

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COVID-19 Resources for the workplace

Resources for the workplace Thank you for trying to keep our community and your workforce safe and healthy! There are various resources that may be downloaded or used for the workplace on this page. With the spread of COVID-19 businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work from home,[…]

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Prevent coughs and colds this Christmas

Viruses can live for many hours on hard surfaces and so practising good hand hygiene can limit the spread of germs and transmission of flu. Catch your coughs and sneezes in a tissue, bin them, and then wash your hands to kill any lingering germs. If soap and water is[…]

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Pregnancy and the Flu

Influenza (Flu) is a highly infectious disease caused by the influenza virus with symptoms including fever, chills, headaches, fatigue; and joint or muscle aches that come on rapidly.                                             […]

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