Information for Staff
We are working directly to support those staff who have become unwell with COVID-19 and also those staff who have had enduring contact with positive cases and supporting PHE with the ongoing active surveillance. Dynamic communications will continue to be promulgated to our wider workforce and specific HR guidance has been issued to support managers in determining staff redeployments as required in view of mitigating risk for staff who may have pre-existing health conditions to control risk of occupational exposure so far as reasonably practicable.
Employees who are displaying symptoms of coronavirus (new persistent cough or temperature above 37.8 oC) need to self isolate following the stay at home guidance and do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. This action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.
You will need to plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home. You must stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible. Sleep alone, if that is possible. Please ensure that you wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water. Where possible stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. You will need to ring the Occupational Health service to report your symptoms of coronavirus. You do not need to call NHS111 to go into self isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
Employees who have chronic longstanding health conditions should already be known to their line manager as part of the organisational clinical contingency planning considerations and would not be included in the workforce planning for surge or cohort areas for COVID-19. There is a managers guidance tool that can be used for this purpose and the link is here
Occupational Health are able to provide additional guidance in this regard. Our OH department are leading a COVID-19 helpline dedicated to the support of our workforce with any COVID-19 related queries. This service is manned:
0830-1630hrs 7 days a week
If you have any COVID-19 queries in relation to you as employee please contact us on
0151 529 3803 option 3, option 1
or e-mail occupational.health@liverpoolFT.nhs.uk