With the Coronavirus pandemic now going into its second full year, we have been practising health and safety measures for some time. However, we want to reassure you that our team is remaining vigilant and keeping on top of all the most recent government advice and regulations.
Our team is important to us
Our workforce is at the core of everything we do, and our success depends on the people who work for and with us. We truly care that our employees have a job they enjoy and feel safe in, especially in the current climate. We want to reassure our colleagues that their health and safety is paramount and that any concerns regarding COVID are always addressed.
Looking after yourself
You’re less likely to become seriously ill if you take good care of yourself. Make sure you eat well and rest enough. Avoid going to any places that feel unsafe or don’t follow the government guidance. Look after your mental health and try to carry on as normally as you can.
PCR tests and quarantine periods
As of January 11th 2022, most people will no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm a positive lateral flow test result. However, you’ll still need to self-isolate immediately if your test is positive. It’s a good idea to stock up on lateral flow tests now, so you have them at hand if you feel unwell.
As of 17th January 2022, the isolation period for those who test positive has been reduced to 5 days. As long as you test negative using a lateral flow test on days 4 and 5, you can return to work.
Things you can do to stay safe
Some of the measures we consider especially important include:
• Wearing a face covering indoors, where required, and on public transport
• Letting in plenty of fresh air when working in an enclosed space
• Taking a lateral flow test if you feel unwell. We do not encourage going into work without having done a test first if you do feel unwell
Remember, your health and safety are the priority. If you feel unwell, take a lateral flow test at home. Do not go into work without doing a test first and look after yourself and your families.