COVID-19 Guidance

Updated: 04.04.2022

COVID-19 Guidance for all Visitors

The risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 remains high, especially when meeting indoors in crowded environments. At Halsway, we continue to follow enhanced cleaning protocols, our staff are testing regularly, and continue to wear face coverings in public-facing situations. By working together we are not only helping to reduce the risk of infection to one another, but also safeguarding the future of the charity.

We require that all visitors:

  • Take a Lateral Flow Test within the 24 hours prior to arrival at Halsway; do not to travel if your test is positive. 

Tests are no longer free for most people, but can be purchased for around £2 from most pharmacies. You may also consider testing again a few days after returning home, to ensure you have remained covid-negative.

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can include:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick

The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.

If you have symptoms:

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and either:

  • you have a high temperature
  • you do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities

Please Follow Public Health Guidance:

The Government’s Public Health Guidance “Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19”  advises individuals on appropriate safe behaviours, and we recommend that you read and follow this advice. This includes:

  1. Get vaccinated
  2. Let fresh air in
  3. Remember the basic of good hygiene
  4. When to consider wearing a face covering or mask

Our policies and procedures are under continuous review and are subject to change as we monitor conditions and receive guidance from health and government authorities. This page will be updated accordingly.

Thank you for your co-operation.