COVID-19 also known as “Coronavirus” is an infectious respiratory disease. The COVID-19 virus primarily spreads through droplets of saliva or discharge through the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms may include a fever, a cough or breathing difficulties. Symptoms can take 14 days to appear. Symptoms in the majority of cases can be mild, but in cases where an individual has underlying health condition or for older people, the symptoms can be more severe.
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. Therefore, it is important to stay more than 2 metres away from a person who is sick.
Our Actions & Preparedness.
We at LeviCare are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. We provide temporary staffing solutions to the private healthcare sector. It is crucial for us at this time that we have a business continuity program in place to ensure that we are providing whatever is necessary to keep ensure the safety of our clients, their residents and our staff. The following steps have been taken and are consistently under review as developments arise.
For LeviCare it’s business as usual. We are even more committed to delivering an unparalleled service to our clients and their residents. All our staff are updated daily with information regarding work practices, daily hygiene, education and most of all the continuity of service whilst at the frontline. We have included and delivered the COVID-19 Infection control training to all our team members and they are confident in what they must do. Many private healthcare companies have witnessed a sharp increase in agency costs. We assure that this is not the case with LeviCare. It has become ever more crucial that all businesses that provide healthcare solutions come together to fight the battle against this disease that has sadly affected every single person around the globe.
EDUCATION, AWARENESS AND REGULAR COMMUNICATION
As with many organisations, one of the first measures implemented focussed on raising awareness of preventative measures to avoid the spread among colleagues. This includes information surrounding basic hygiene measures, such as frequent cleaning of hands using soap and water or hand sanitiser; covering the nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or disposable tissue when coughing and sneezing and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Colleagues are continuously reminded of these measures via regular internal communication, both via email and through a dedicated COVID-19 section on our website.
The COVID-19 section of our website is updated daily so that our teams and visitors to the site have access to the latest information and guidance surrounding the virus, and its impact.
Our commitment to our customers
We are dealing with unprecedented times and there is an extreme pressure on all care staffing levels now and we would like to extend our well wishes and congratulate the current efforts to all the staff. Indeed, times are very challenging, and it is vital that we all have as much access to the best resource as possible to keep our service users, colleagues, families, friends and ourselves safe and healthy.
LeviCare are temporary staffing providers to the healthcare sector. We can provide HCA, Senior HCA, RGN and RMN services, cleaning/domestic staff 24 hours and 365 days a year. We appreciate that at this time you will be extremely busy, and we hope that we can help reduce the stress that the overall operations will be generating due to the current pandemic. We are confident that the measures we have placed will enable us to continue to provide an essential service.
Finally, I wish everyone the best. Please keep well and safe.
Sohail Yousuf – Director