Covid Advice & Information

Prevention, Advice and information on COVID-19

The advice and information in our policies and on this platform is based on the on Guidance for Social or Community care and Residential Settings on COVID-19 published by the Department of Health 25th February 2020 and Admission and Care of Service Users during COVID-19 Incident in a care home Published 2nd April 2020.

A coronavirus is a type of As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020 and is also having a significant impact on the health of people throughout the world.

The coronavirus is spread by coming into close contact with an infected Infection can be spread to people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or possibly could be inhaled into the lungs by a person in close proximity.

It is most likely that respiratory secretions are the main source of cross contamination. Contact infection such as touching surfaces, infected door knob, or hand contact that have become infected is another method of being exposed to the From contact, it is known that the virus can enter the body by the person’s hands touching their mouth, nose or eyes and infecting themselves.

The survival of coronavirus is dependent on a number of:

  • What surface the virus is on.
  • Whether it is exposed to sunlight.
  • Differences in temperature and humidity.
  • Exposure to cleaning products.

For more information please visit government websites for more updated information on COVD-19 or speak to someone from our team. 

There are a number of measure people can carry out to reduce the potential for cross The following are general principles that staff and Service Users can follow to prevent the spread of the virus, including:

  • Washing your hands often – with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if hand washing facilities are not available – this is particularly important after taking public Guidance is available on hand washing. See Hand washing
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin.
  • People who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend

Kincare Health Solutions Ltd has policies and procedures in place to support its staff on matters of cleanliness and infection control. The policies includes infection prevention and control, handling of body products, immunisation of care staff, COVID-19 quality statement. For more information please visit government websites for more updated information on COVD-19 or speak to someone from our team.

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We are regulated and inspected by The Care Inspectorate, an independent regulator of social and health care services in Scotland.
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