COVID-19

Aurora Home Care is keeping fully abreast of developments relating to the continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the UK and Ireland.

Aurora Home Care Statement RE: COVID-19

March 2020

As more measures are being in placed to isolate and control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), here, at Aurora Home Care our dedicated team of care workers continue to follow government advice whilst ensuring those who rely on us are receiving the highest quality of care.


We advise all our followers to follow the most up-to-date government advice (gov.uk):

- Regularly wash your hands

- Stay at home if you have any of the following: a high temperature/fever (feeling hot to touch on chest or back), and/or a new continuous cough (have started to cough repeatedly)


Additionally, it is much advised that:

- if you have symptoms to remain at home in self-isolation for 7 days

and/or

- if you live with others, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person (in the household) had symptoms.

and/or

- if you reside with someone who is 70+, and/or has a long-term health condition, and/or is pregnant, and/or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible by practicing social distancing.


Furthermore, if neither the care worker nor the individual receiving care and support is symptomatic, then no personal protective equipment is required above and beyond normal good hygiene practices.


General interventions may include increased cleaning activity and keeping property properly ventilated by opening windows whenever safe and appropriate.


We understand that with this current climate and many going into self-isolation, mental health is at an all-time high. Please take care of yourself and loved ones. BBC recently published an article well worth a read on how to protect your mental health: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799


If you have symptoms of COVID-19 please visit: https://www.111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 and self-isolate If you require emergency assistance call 999.


For guidance on social-distancing please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Up-to-date advice and information may be found on:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response


Look after each other and stay safe.