We sincerely thank our nurses & healthcare staff for their proceeding with responsibility and care for individuals during this pandemic. Below we have given key messages and up-to-date official guidance from the government to help and secure you at work.
General information and guidance
Our absolute priority is the health of our nurses. While providing care, we don’t want you to put yourself in harms. We request you to guarantee successful utilization of personal protective equipment and follow significant contamination control necessities.
How long to self – isolate: As per rule you need to stay 10 days at home if you have symptoms of COVID 19. You might need to extend the self-isolation period if your symptoms do not go away.
Further guidance on self-isolation and treatment can be found here
On the off chance that you have been recognized as a vulnerable person & have long-term health conditions, you should self-isolate for a more drawn-out period. Please follow the guidance here on shielding and protecting vulnerable people and NHS guidance on living with vulnerable people.
On the off chance that you have been told that you are a contact of a confirmed case in a health and care setting, then it should be escalated for a risk- assessment. Whether a risk assessment is needed can be looked for from the Health Protection Team.
The risk assessment should assess any PPE use and other moderating elements that may decrease the danger of disease transmission so much that the individual distinguished as a contact doesn’t have to self-isolate.
In this case, you need to self-isolate for 10 days. Further guidance can be found here.
As per the latest GOV.UK guidance, it is illegal to travel abroad for holidays. To travel abroad, you should have a permitted reason. When you return to the UK please follow the guidance
Stay up to date with the latest GOV.UK advice
You should work from home where possible and avoid contact with anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 and should practice social distancing. Strong advice has been issued by government that pregnant women should be stringent about ‘social distancing’.
Read the government guidance on social distancing
To stay up to date with the latest RCOG Pregnancy guidance, please visit
Specific guidance has been issued by the NMC on personal protective equipment. You can find that guidance here
You can check guidance from Public Health England here
You can check guidance from Public Health England here
You can check video demonstration from Public Health England on donning & doffing PPE.
Just because you are in your own home does not mean that you will be free from the potential spread of infection.
Some general information:
Please follow the NHS advice on COVID-19 to stay up to date.
Even though many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19. The restrictions of COVID-19 are lifted but we are still in the third wave of this pandemic and there is a risk of catching & spreading the virus. It is necessary for us to protect ourselves and others around us.
Following the below guidance can help us stay safe and protect others by controlling the spread.
Get tested and self-isolate:
If you test positive you need to self-isolate and follow the stay at home NHS guidance which can help in reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others around us.
From 16 August, if you have been fully vaccinated then you will be exempt from the self-isolation if you are a contact of a positive case & you will be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible. You will also be exempt from self-isolation from 16 August if you are under 18 and a contact of a positive case. You will be advised to take PCR test.
You may be entitled to a one-off payment of £500 through the NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme if you are required to stay at home and self-isolate, or you are the parent or guardian of a child who has been told to self-isolate. You should visit your local authority website for details on Test & Trace Support Payments and practical support offered in your area.
If you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated. To know about how to book your vaccine, please visit.
Use the NHS COVID–19 app:
This app is free and very easy to use. It helps us to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. It provides us information if we have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, even if we don’t know each other. To know more about this app, please visit
Wear a face covering:
COVID-19 spreads through the air by droplets and aerosols that are exhaled from the nose and mouth of an infected person. The Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas to prevent the spread.
Test twice a week:
Testing twice a week increases the chances of detecting COVID-19 when a person is infectious, helping to make sure you don’t spread COVID-19. Rapid lateral flow testing is available for free to anybody, but is particularly focused on those who are not fully vaccinated. To find out more about how to get rapid lateral flow test, please visit
NHS COVID Pass:
It allows us to check our COVID status and demonstrate that we are at lower risk of transmitting to others. For more information please visit
Avoid close Contact:
The main way of spreading COVID-19 is through close contact with an infected person. You can try to limit the close contact you have with people.