Together Against Cancer Visitor/Client Policy on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The health and safety of our clients, staff and visitors is our absolute priority. We are continuing to follow all guidance issued by Public Health England to ensure we comply with best practice.
Coronavirus is mild or even asymptomatic in most people. The vast majority of people recover spontaneously without any long-term effects. It primarily affects the lungs and airways.
What are symptoms of coronavirus?
The symptoms are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have Coronavirus as the symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
How is the virus transmitted?
The virus is thought to be largely transmitted via inhalation of airborne droplets. The fatality rate is estimated to be around 1% (which is less than SARS which was around 10%) but even this may be an overestimate because many infected people may not have symptoms and therefore not be tested or aware. However, the number of cases looks very likely to increase.
Who is most at risk?
The elderly, people with complex health issues and reduced immunity seem to be at highest risk of serious consequences. This is highly relevant to Together Against Cancer as a cancer charity because we support clients with cancer and their carer face-to-face. So, it is only sensible to be cautious and vigilant. This policy will be regularly updated in line with changes in the situation and government guidance.
Advice to clients/visitors to the Health & Wellness Centre
- We are displaying on the entrance door and at reception the information provided by Public Health England.
- We already have prominent posters displayed reminding visitors to the Centre, that if they are feeling unwell, have a cold, flu, diarrhoea or any other infectious disease not to come into the centre. This is our standard policy and relates to any illness/disease, not just to the novel coronavirus.
- All visitors will be asked to wash their hands on entering the building.
Continuation of Services
Until such time as the Government advises us not to gather in small groups or advises that businesses and public services close for a temporary period, we will continue to operate as normal. However, as always, the choice is yours.
Anyone who feels that they are not able to attend for an appointment or to a workshop, please phone us on 0116 246 0195 and let us know so that we can offer this to someone else.
Thank you for your understanding and patience
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