Firstly, what is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? COVID-19 is an illness not been seen before and to put it simply it is a virus that affects your lungs and airways.
We have been issuing advice and guidelines to all of our carers at Procare Nursing when it comes to the Coronavirus. We have instructed all of our carers to take extra thorough precautions such as washing hands regularly, and for those experiencing symptoms to self-isolate.
While our carers are doing everything possible to contain the further spread of the virus if it does land on a big scale here in Cardiff and across Wales, we are also issuing guidelines on how you can help.
How can you help?
If you’re experiencing any symptoms such as a cough or high temperature, this is the first sign that you could possibly have the Coronavirus, in this case you should self-isolate for 7 days. Not going out into public spaces will ensure that the germs will not spread to other people, this is why the government is currently assessing the need to cancel all public events where attendances are high.
It is very important to maintain high levels of personal hygiene, washing your hands regularly and thoroughly will help prevent the spread of the virus, here are detailed instructions on the best practice for washing your hands.
It may seem simple but when you think about it, when you normally wash your hands it may only take 10 second, but by increasing the time and thoroughly washing your hands for up to 30 seconds this will significantly help prevent the spread of the virus.
When should you contact the NHS 111 helpline?
If your symptoms get worse and your condition gets to a point where you feel you cannot cope this is when you should seek help. You can call the 111 NHS helpline, this is a dedicated helpline to help advise you on what to do next, however only ring the helpline if you feel the following:
• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
We hope this article has given solid advice on how you can help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, and gives you advice in the case that you contract the virus. There is help at hand and rest assure that ProCare Nursing is doing all it can to ensure the safety of all of our carers and service users, the service user is at the heart of everything we do and we have taken every precaution to ensure their safety during this worldwide pandemic.
ProCare Nursing are a health and social care company with over 20 years’ experience working in the care sector. If you have any queries, please get in touch we are happy to help. Our contact details are below.
Tel: 029 2025 0611