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|Summary: This briefing is to provide members with an update on advice and PCS actions in relation to the Covid19 outbreak|
As everyone will be aware, the Covid19 virus has spread to virtually every corner of the world over the last couple of months, and the UK Government has now amended its previous advice in relation to dealing with the spread. This means a move to what is termed the ‘delay’ phase. In other words, there appears to be no realistic prospect of the spread of the virus in the UK being prevented. It’s not hyperbole to state that these are unprecedented times.
It is important to stress that PCS cannot and should not give health advice regarding Covid19. We are simply not qualified to do so and would recommend all members with specific medical and clinical concerns to refer to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the links now available on the Coronavirus Hub on Horizon or the 111 helpline.
On 16 March the Prime Minister made an announcement that significantly ramped up the UK’s response to the pandemic. This has been followed by an email from the Permanent Secretary. This outlined specific instructions in four bullet points. Continue readingShare