Your organisation and the coronavirus (covid-19)

//Your organisation and the coronavirus (covid-19)

As the coronavirus (covid-19) situation develops, your organisation should be planning how best to keep your employees, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries informed and protected.

NCVO have collated guidance on what steps you may need to take:

  • What’s the best way to prevent the spread of the virus?
  • What do you need to do to protect staff, volunteers and visitors?
  • Should your employees take sick leave?
  • Should you cancel your events?
  • How can you support your beneficiaries/service users?
  • How you can develop a contingency plan and how will your insurance be impacted?
  • Will there be financial implications?
  • How are charities helping?
What is coronavirus? 

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. covid-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.

The incubation period of covid-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, it is unlikely that they have been infected.

What are the symptoms?

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has covid-19 infection:

  • cough
  • difficulty in breathing
  • fever

If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

The latest advice and developments can be found on the gov.uk website.

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2020-03-16T11:45:57+00:00 9th March 2020|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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