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 Vulnerable and extremely vulnerable people   Show all

  • Vulnerable and extremely vulnerable people

    30 Mar 2020

    Following new Government guidance, which says that shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable groups is being paused, employees in these groups can now return to work in frontline services from 1 August. Employees who are currently working from home should continue to do so until at least September.

    If you are in this group, you may be able to return to your workplace. This will depend on the workplace and work environment being Covid-safe and a full Covid-19 risk assessment having taken place. We will write to you to explain about any return to work.

    Any arrangements for a return to work will be designed with your safety at heart. Your manager will discuss any reasonable adjustments to help you return to work (such as detailed work locations and start and finish times). PPE will be provided to you where this identified in your individual health risk assessment.

    Your manager will produce an individual return to work plan for you and will:

    • explain the return to work plan to you and discuss any working arrangements in detail
    • listen to your issues and concerns
    • reassure you that all arrangements have been made with your safety at their heart
    • ensure that all your concerns are addressed

    We will also carry out an individual Occupation Health assessment, put a full support package in place and provide you with a ‘welcome back’ pack.