COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a new (novel) Coronavirus virus called Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as Covid-19 (the 19 refers to 2019 when the virus first emerged). Current evidence suggests that the virus is significantly more infectious than the various strains of flu that circulates every winter. Viruses can be easily spread to other people and patients are normally infectious until all the symptoms have gone. COVID-19 may survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours. A combination of good personal hygiene and management of social distancing can protect from infection. The principles of good personal hygiene and appropriate social distancing are at the core of this return to work Protocol.
It is imperative that staff and volunteers read the returning to station protocol document before returning to the station. Download here.
Our Health & Safety Policy (Safety Statement) was updated in line with the COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers.