As the situation surrounding the new coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to develop, we want to keep you updated.
In line with UK government guidance, we now require anyone with possible coronavirus infection however mild, to stay at home and not to leave your house for 10 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. You can find stay at home guidance here.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You can access NHS 111 online for advice and emergency prescriptions.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- loss of taste or smell
You can book a Covid-19 free test online.
If you are being paid through PAYE umbrella you might be entitled to statutory sick pay if you are forced to self-isolate. You can claim up to 14 days without a fit note from your GP.
If you are self-employed or have a LTD Company you are not entitled to statutory sick pay, however there is now £500 government grant available if you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
This can to be claimed from your local authority. Please check your what documentation is required here.
If you have to travel to work you are now able to get a test even if you have no symptoms.
Please go onto your local authority website to book a test in your area.
Please click here for general advice on how to prevent the spread of the virus.