Hi. This is a message to all families, friends, carers;
At this present time, we are open as normal, however, we are not accepting visitors at Me2uCentre at this time due to coronavirus concerns.
If your loved one is not 100% or shows any signs or symptoms below please do not come to Me2uCentre.
How to reduce the spread of Coronavirus…
THE COVID-19 (nCoV), also known as the Coronavirus is spreading throughout the North West Region of England, just as in other parts of the world, since it was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On Merseyside, as the virus takes hold, in order to deal with the high volume of Coronavirus inquiries, NHS 111 has an online Coronavirus service that can tell you if you need any medical help and do what the NHS advises you what to do. Do not go to a GP Surgery, Pharmacy or Hospital. Please use the 111 services if you need to speak to someone. Just as with any other common cold, Coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with Novel Coronavirus, via cough and sneezes or hand contact. This respiratory illness can also infect a person via touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
► Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitizer gel.
► Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitizer gel if soap and water are not available.
► Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
► Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
People who are infected with COVID-19 may experience the following symptoms:
► Runny nose
► Sore throat
► Difficulty breathing (severe cases)
All of the latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on this UK Government webpage.
If you think you’ve been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, been in an area of high risk, or you think you might have, remember to use the 111 service and self isolate until you have been told you are clear.
On Merseyside we have over 10 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus and the NHS in Sefton have confirmed to us that:- “Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared” after the first case of infection was confirmed within the Sefton area, on 11 March 2020.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and headlines that are highlighting this and the deaths are now resulting in problems around the UK, with shoppers are emptying shelves as fears grow over the spread of Coronavirus grows. Boris Johnson has also urged us Brits:- “not to panic-buy food and supplies,” after a run on items like hand sanitizer and loo roll, at supermarkets. Despite the worrying headlines, there is:- “absolutely no reason” for British people to panic. So far in the UK, just 8 people have died after testing positive.
We would also add that Public Health England estimates that on average 17,000 people have died from the flu in England annually between 2014/15 and 2018/19. But based on current evidence, Covid-19 still has the potential to kill more people and cause more hospitalisations than seasonal Influenza (Flu), but it hasn’t done so yet, mostly because so far it hasn’t spread as widely as seasonal flu.
What we need to do is think about how you can reduce your risk of exposure and others around you. The simplest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is by wash your hands and stay off work if ill. This is the same for all colds and basic hygiene and basic self-protection measures are in fact socially beneficial. So, please cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Also remember that it’s important to avoid face touching because germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth, so avoid touching your face with dirty hands! Stay home if you are sick. That is all you should do. Fear is not productive, and fear doesn’t protect you from illness in any way…
To read the latest information about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) please go to the WHO website.
Also U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has a very good map on it, that shows infection risk areas on it. To see it, click on this link.
It is worth checking the website Full Fact for a clear picture as well.
REMEMBER DON’T PANIC… KEEP CALM AND STAY SENSIBLE!
We have extra measures in house and will keep you updated.
Any further advice or support: Rosie 07888649822