A “Thank You” Message From The Team At Nursing Personnel
The management and team at Nursing Personnel would like to formally thank all our agency healthcare workers and NHS frontline staff for their dedication, commitment and support they have shown to saving lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not all superheroes wear capes. Many wear scrubs and gowns and fight an invisible and dangerous virus threating lives. To all involved in this fight, a huge thank you, from all the team at Nursing Personnel.
The health and wellbeing of our agency workers is always at our forefront of our minds. In order to protect yourself it is vital that all our agency staff keep fully up to date with the latest UK Government advice. The latest Covid-19 guidance and advice is available here. Please be aware there is a considerable amount of fake news circulating on Covid-19 therefore please only refer to official government advice. This guidance is constantly being updated so check regularly for new updates.
At Nursing Personnel we are always available to address any concerns our agency workers may have around Covid-19 and please feel free to contact us any time on 033 3043 6779 should you have any concerns.
If you are working and have to self-isolate as a result Covid-19 there is financial support available. For the latest guidance on financial support refer to the work and financial support page on the government website. Please note the guidance is changing as we go through the pandemic so it is important to ensure you are keeping up with the latest support guidance.
PPE and Infection Control
For clinical and healthcare workers it is vital that all staff keep up to date with the latest government guidance on infection control and PPE guidance. All the latest guidance is available here. Please remember this guidance is changing regularly so book mark this page for regular usage and reference.
To book a Covid-19 test click here. If you cannot get a test many NHS hospitals across the UK especially if you are working regular will facilitate you getting tested as healthcare workers have priority for being tested.
Stay at home if you have symptoms
If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble (where someone who lives alone or just with their children).
What the test involves
The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself (if you are aged 12 or over) or someone can do it for you. Parents or guardians have to swab test children aged 11 or under.
If you need medical advice about your symptoms
Get help at:
Northern Ireland: get advice from a GP or GP out-of-hours service
Call 999 if you feel very unwell or think there’s something seriously wrong.
Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable
The guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid-19. This guidance is for adults and children who are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are in this category you should have received a letter from your GP. This guidance is available here.
Remember if you have any questions around Covid-19 the Nursing Personnel Team are here to help. Please follow the guidance and stay safe.