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Shaping services to meet
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individual

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Shaping services to meet
the needs of every
individual

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Caring for individuals physically and emotionally, respecting their beliefs and cultural backgrounds

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Caring for individuals physically and emotionally, respecting their beliefs and cultural backgrounds

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Staying safe and well at home

Bridges Healthcare is running their normal care services during this difficult time, and ensuring that all clients’ safety and wellbeing is of the upmost importance.

All staff has received comprehensive infection control training to minimise the spread of the virus, and have been supplied with the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). We are also regularly testing our staff.

We are strictly following Public Health England and the World Health Organisation’s guidance in preventing the spread of the infection.

Coronavirus stay at home advice | NHS

Advice for prevention

At the time of writing this notice, there have been a number of cases reported in the UK, and there are spikes in certain areas. However, as with any other virus, the best way to prevent infection and spread is to avoid being exposed to it. You can help to prevent the spread of any respiratory outbreak by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin straight away, or sneeze into the bend of your elbow, then wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with persons who have respiratory illness symptoms.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are unwell, stay at home and contact the 111 Coronavirus helpline (valid in all countries of the UK).
  • If you are asked to self-isolate please follow the NHS Advice.

Travel

For those who need to travel, please stay current with COVID-19 developments and travel advice found at the Gov.uk website. Exercise caution while traveling and practice the above prevention points.

NHS

For information on what to do if you think you’re infected, or what steps to take to prevent infection, see advice published by the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

World Health Organisation (WHO)

WHO have provided some useful advice for the general public: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

GOV.UK

Are you a key worker, or just want to know the Government’s latest advice for home care providers?
Click here: https://ww.gov.uk/government/covid-19-guidance-on-home-care-provision
Here’s some guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older and vulnerable adults:
https://www.gov.uk/government/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing