We want to reassure our foster carers that we have issued all our staff with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended guidelines for basic protective measures against the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Your health and safety, as well as that of our staff, is our top priority.
Now, more than ever, we understand your need for total peace of mind. As such, we have informed all our staff to carry out the following safety and prevention measures:
Safety and Prevention Measures
- Wash hands regularly.
- If transporting young people, always have hand sanitizer available in the car, both for themselves and passengers.
- Regularly wipe down surfaces with household cleaning sprays or wipes.
- When and where possible, maintain social distancing.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Practice respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue to cough and sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay informed about potential incidents and notify foster carers of the latest developments.
- Stop working immediately and seek medical attention if suffering from fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing
Please see the Government guidance for social/community care and residential settings (including children’s homes) regarding COVID 19 provided in this link. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do
We would urge all foster carers to be aware of the following WHO advice and guidance:
The NHS have also issued good guidance and this is available at: