Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

In light of the recent updates from our Government regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) we have compiled the following advice for our Temporary workforce.

Hygiene Care & preventative measures 

  • Wash hands on a regular basis for at least 20 seconds, after eating food, visiting the toilet and on entering the workplace
  • Use a hand sanitiser if available
  • Minimise any personal contact at all times
  • DON’T touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.


If you have any of the following symptoms:  

  • Dry cough
  • Fever/temperature
  • Breathing difficulties

Then please use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.


Travel – if you have travelled recently or are planning to travel

  • If you are planning to travel outside of the UK over the coming weeks, please inform us of your destination. If you have travelled to defined areas of risk, on your return please ring the 111 NHS Helpline.
  • Once you have contacted 111, update us with the outcome of the call and inform us if you need to self-isolate.
  • Please keep the us updated about any changes.


Risk areas

  • China:
    • Wuhan city and Hubei Province only
  • South Korea:
    • Daegu
    • Cheongdo
    • Gyeongsan
  • Italy:
    • In north Italy the following areas – if you have returned in the last 14 days:
      • All Lombardy Region (which includes cities of Milan, Bergamo, and Como)
      • Parts of Emilia Romagna Region: Provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, and Rimini
      • Parts of Piemonte Region: Provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, and Vercelli
      • Parts of Marche Region: Province of Pesaro e Urbino
      • Parts of Veneto Region: Provinces of Padova, Treviso, and Venezia (Venice)
    • The rest of Italy (not including areas listed above) – if you have returned on or after 9 March. If you have returned from the rest of Italy before 9 March, you should follow advice above for a category 2 risk area.
  • Iran

List of Category 2 risk areas

  • Cambodia
  • China – all other areas not Category 1 including:
    • Hong Kong
    • Macau
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea – all other areas not Category 1
  • Cambodia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


If you have any questions please contact your regular branch. Contact numbers can be found here: