PLAN OF ACTION IN THE EVENT IF SOMEBODY IS SELF ISOLATING IN YOUR BUILDING
If you are a landlord then please send this to your tenants
Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01425 650656 (daytime) or 07775 161714 (out of office hours) if you or a member of your household are self-isolating so we can advise the other people in your building. Please also put a notice up on your door if possible.
Please let us know if you have either tested positive or if you are self-isolating – we are advised that we need to take guidance from Public Health England (PHE) as to the required actions to take with regard to the cleaning of the common parts which is the reason for the question.
Please take note of the current government guidance regarding self-isolation.
We will then alert all residents we have contact details for that someone is self-isolating and that they should also take extra care regarding washing hands and maintaining a high standard of hygiene.
We would remind you that you must not invite contractors or others into your homes when self-isolating.
If you need support whilst self-isolating please let us know and we will endeavour to help if we can – we would encourage every building to reach out to their neighbours particularly the elderly and vulnerable – in the event someone in your building has to self isolate and you are willing to assist please let them know, some buildings have set up social media to assist with this.
Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection - Published 12 March 2020 Last updated 16 March 2020
This guidance is intended for:
- people with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well
- those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus
The main messages are:
- if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section for more information)
- if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
- it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
- for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period. (See ending isolation section for more information
- if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
- if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
- if you have coronavirus symptoms:
- do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
- testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home
- plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
- ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
- if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
There is also online advice at NHS “every mind matters” advising on mental health needs https//www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Published: Mar 2020 ← More news