COVID-19 – Useful Information
Our staff and volunteers will be conducting telephone ‘visits’ with our clients and not face to face visits for the foreseeable future.
We have included some information below regarding corovavirus and precautions that Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton will be taking.
The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus they have not developed it.
Signed & Symptoms
- Difficulty breathing
How is COVID-19 Spread
- Close contact with an infected person (2 metres)
- Through Respiratory secretions (cough/sneezes)
There are two main ways that people can spread COVID-19
- Spread infection by being in close proximity of an infected person. Could inhale droplets through lungs
- Touching a surface, object, hand of an infected person that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions (does not live longer than 72 hours on surfaces)
Preventing the Spread of infection
There is currently no vaccine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are general principles that anyone can follow to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
- Washing hands often with soap and water or alcohol sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Especially after
- Using public transport
- Before leaving home
- When arriving at work
- After using the toilet
- After breaks and sporting activities Before preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before leaving work
- On arrival back home
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throwing the tissue in the bin.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Clean and disinfect frequently objects that are touched regularly
- People who feel unwell should stay at home and not attend work
- Facemasks do not generally provide protection against COVIS-19 and should not be worn in Care Homes. They should only be worn by an infected individual if advised by a Healthcare Worker.
If volunteers/staff/clients become unwell
If volunteers, staff or clients have travelled from an infected area they should self isolate for a 14 day period and should call NHS 111 for advice.
Volunteers and staff will not visit their clients if either they or their client feels unwell
Prior to all visits volunteers and staff will telephone clients and check they feel well. If isolation is required volunteers and staff can offer telephone befriending as an alternative to a face to face visit.
We will continue to put any updates in this News Section.