CERT Leaflet 15th March 2020

Dated 15th March 2020

Broadmayne has a robust Community Emergency Plan in place and its organisers are currently monitoring the situation regarding any threat posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Based on advice from the Dorset Council, the NHS and Central Government the risk to the general public remains low to moderate.

The most important individual focus should be on good hygiene. Precautions include:

• covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin
• regularly wash your hands with soap and water
• try to avoid contact with people who are unwell

If any of our residents need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, etc. as a result of self-isolating at home, or being at high risk and wanting to stay at home, this is where Broadmayne’s volunteer Emergency Plan and Patient Support teams can help.

If you, or someone you know, needs help, please contact our Emergency Plan Coordinator Aly Carroll on 01305-854869 and arrangements will be made to support you.

At this stage (the “delay phase”) schools will continue to be open unless advised otherwise by Public Health England, and gatherings and events can continue.

People with minor flu-like symptoms should stay at home in isolation for seven days. You should only contact the NHS 111 online service if:

• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Please do not go to your doctor or a hospital. There’s advice online about how people can protect themselves.