Now more than ever we are at a very critical time to help each other and support those most vulnerable to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Here in the UK and on a global scale, the virus is having a major effect on us all and at Mercury HR we want to put together a platform where we can support you.
As the UK responds to the outbreak of the coronavirus, as new data for advice comes in from the Government, this is an ever changing subject and we as HR professionals are doing our best to keep up with the advice and information provided to us.
Staying At Home
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:
shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
These four reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
These measures must be followed by everyone. Separate advice is available for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded. Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes.
information provided by GOV.UK.
Looking After Your Family's Well Being
Whilst most of the population are staying indoors as much as they can, here are some tips to help you along the way;
•Connect - Maintaining social distancing is crucial but also keeping in touch with friends and family by telephone or video call applications such as Skype, Facetime, Facebook messenger and Whatsapp.
•Manage your stress - If someone is increasing your worry or anxiety, consider limiting the time you spend with them or letting them know how its effecting you.
•Find balance - Keep informed and up to date on what’s happening around you.
•Keep active – You can go for a walk once a day on your own or with members of your household, just remember to maintain social distancing and wash your hands when you get in doors.
•Find the fun – the garden isn’t just for kids!
•Eat a balanced diet- Eat your 5 a day, drink as much water as you can but a little treat every now and then won't harm you.
•Find your quiet time - work together in your house hold to make some time for yourselves.