Latest Novel Coronavirus Information

Latest Novel Coronavirus Information

The current number of coronavirus cases in the UK has now risen to 1,950, with London entering the world's top 20 most "at-risk" cities.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the outbreak has "pandemic potential", with the government advising the following:

- Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres

- Everyone should work from home if they can

- All "unnecessary" visits to friends and relatives in care homes should cease

- People should only use the NHS "where we really need to" - and can reduce the burden on workers by getting advice on the NHS website where possible

- By next weekend, those with the most serious health conditions must be "largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks"

- The UK is now "three weeks" behind Italy - the worst-hit country in Europe

- If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days

-Those people should, if possible, avoid leaving the house "even to buy food or essentials" - but they may leave the house "for exercise and, in that case, at a safe distance from others"

-Schools will not be closed for the moment

Chief medical adviser Prof Chris Whitty said the group of people who should take "particular care to minimise their social contact" were:

-People over the age of 70

-Other adults who would normally be advised to have the flu vaccine (such as those with chronic diseases)

- Pregnant women

We must ensure we are taking every possible measure to educate, advise, and protect our employees and minimise any risk of contamination at our clients' sites.

City & Essex are currently training all employees in COVID-19 Prevention & Treatment, as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will be reevaluating our control measures in accordance with the latest developments. 

For further information, please download our COVID-19 Advice document.