Coronavirus help and support

Ethical Homecare COVID-19 Statement

Ethical Homecare is well equipped to keep fully abreast of developments relating to the continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the UK. We are routinely monitoring developments, reviewing our protocols, and preparing appropriate responses as the situation evolves. Ethical Homecare is committed to ensuring all steps are taken to protect the health and wellbeing of all our colleagues and clients.

Just as we have done previously in preparation for and during virus outbreaks, Ethical Homecare continues to work closely with Health Authorities and Care Regulators in order to protect colleagues and customers and maintain service delivery. The Ethical Homecare office is keeping their Business Continuity Plans under review in preparation for a possible escalation of the outbreak.

Advice during coronavirus

At the time of originally writing this notice the UK was experiencing a period of sustained transmission of coronavirus. This means that cases of coronavirus  were continuing to rise rapidly. Currently has been a decline in coronavirus cases but we are prepared and closely monitoring the situation.

However, as with any other virus, the best way to prevent infection and spread is to avoid being exposed to it.

 

You can help to prevent the spread of any respiratory outbreak by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.

  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin straight away, or sneeze into the bend of your elbow, then wash your hands.

  • Avoid close contact with persons who have respiratory illness symptoms.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • Cover your face by wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces

  • Make space by staying at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions.

  • If you have coronavirus symptoms, stay at home (unless you are attending a test site) and book a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.

  • If you are asked to self-isolate please follow the advice from the test and trace service in your area. In some nations it is an offence not to self-isolate if told to do so.

  • If a member of staff has a positive confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus the Ethical Homecare office will prepare a list of all customers and staff the affected person has been in contact with for at least the previous 48 hours. We will fully co-operate with local test and trace services and contact customers or their representatives where this is appropriate.

Ethical Homecare support during coronavirus

At Ethical Homecare we will continue to provide the highest level of care and support our customers expect during the coronavirus pandemic. We follow government guidance in the UK  to ensure we protect our clients and our staff. There are a number of measures we have taken to ensure we protect our clients, our staff and members of the public including (but not limited to):

Travel

For those who need to travel, please ensure you are up to date with current COVID-19 guidance for your area.  

Useful links for more up to date information

For the most up to date information you can visit The Department of Health and Social Care or see the links bellow for various official sources.

 

Images and content across the Ethical Homecare business.

Please note that the vast majority of the images and videos that you see across the ethicalhomecare.co.uk website were taken pre-covid times and when restrictions and PPE requirements weren’t in place. The fact that our images don’t show our wonderful care teams wearing PPE when interacting with our customers does not mean that we don’t take government guidance and advice about wearing PPE during these challenging times seriously.  We’d like everyone to be assured that we operate absolutely in line with all government and industry guidance when it comes to keeping our customers, their families and our staff safe.

If you have specific queries, please get in touch with your local office.