Official guidance for first responders and others in close contact with symptomatic people with potential COVID-19


Circular: 2020HOC0202AD

Dear Brother / Sister

OFFICIAL GUIDANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHERS IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE WITH POTENTIAL COVID-19

Public Health England (PHE) published guidance for first responders and others in close contact with symptomatic people with potential Covid-19 on 24 March 2020. Members may wish to review the guidance to ensure that you are aware of the current advice. This circular does not replicate or paraphrase the guidance but draws members’ attention to the fact that it has been issued. The advice is extracted from the following webpage:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-interim-guidance-for-first-responders/interim-guidance-for-first-responders-and-others-in-close-contact-with-symptomatic-people-with-potential-2019-ncov

Whilst the approaches by governments to certain aspects of how they are responding to Covid-19 varies slightly, the advice provided to the public differs in style rather than content.

Fire and rescue services will have issued information to personnel, however, with the fast-moving nature of the current crisis, the volume of information being published, and the changes to the way that fire and rescue services are having to operate due to the guidance issued by the governments in the UK, there is a likelihood of such information not being updated as quickly as any of us would have liked.

We hope this will be of assistance to members.

Best wishes.

Yours fraternally

ANDY DARK
Assistant General Secretary

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