Health information and advice

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a new continuous cough or
  • fever or
  • loss of/change in smell or taste.

You should self-isolate at home if you are feeling ill or someone in your household has symptoms in line with government guidance.

This will help to protect your colleagues, service users and others in your community. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. If you are self-isolating with symptoms, please follow the council’s normal absence reporting procedures.

You should continue to follow the key public health advice that can help stop the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19) - see the advice in the next section.

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a new continuous cough or
  • fever or
  • loss of/change in smell or taste.

You should self-isolate at home if you are feeling ill or someone in your household has symptoms in line with government guidance.

This will help to protect your colleagues, service users and others in your community. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. If you are self-isolating with symptoms, please follow the council’s normal absence reporting procedures.

You should continue to follow the key public health advice that can help stop the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19) - see the advice in the next section.

Category Preventing and controlling COVID-19 infection   Show all

  • Preventing and controlling COVID-19 infection

    02 Jul 2020

    The council has produced new general (non-clinical) guidance on preventing and controlling COVID-19 infection in the workplace.

    This has been written based on guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health England (PHE), NHS England, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).

    Links to their own guidance can be found on the last page of the document called ‘Useful Links’.

    The document provides practical advice for all council services (including schools, hostels, and frontline teams), both for those operating in the borough now and for any future return to office-based working, including:

    • transmission routes
    • how to control infection
    • general cleaning of surfaces and vehicles
    • laundry
    • contact with/cleaning up bodily fluids
    • changes for First Aiders providing treatment at work