Covid-19 Support

What is coronavirus (Covid-19)?

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. There are now over x20 symptoms related to Covid-19. The most recognised are:

  • A high temperature – this 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 (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different from normal
  • Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue 

Generally, but not restricted to, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung disease.

Covid-19 is a contagious disease caused by a severe acute respiratory syndrome

Since the start of the pandemic, we have all had to adapt. Whether you work in production, administration, healthcare, or public services, everyone is having to adjust their way of working and living due to the coronavirus, including occupational health providers.

Many employers have expressed their concerns regarding their employee’s mental health and fitness to work during the pandemic. Employers are asking what they should be doing to protect their workforce and how best to function safely during the pandemic. We have been a helping hand to our customers during the pandemic and we continue to broaden our offering of Covid-19 support to this day.

What can employers do to help?

As an employer, you have a duty of care to protect your workforce but it can be difficult to know what is best when employees are working from home, furloughed, or at high risk.

There are many ways in which you can support your business and employees during these unprecedented times, and Acorn is here to support you with this.

Covid-19 PCR Testing

Acorn are UKAS registered to provide full PCR swab tests for Covid-19

Covid-19 Testing for Travel

Acorn OH are UKAS Registered to provide Covid-19 swab tests for travel

On Site Lateral Flow Testing

Covid-19 rapid tests with results in just 15 minutes

Coronavirus Telephone Triage

An individual telephone triage service with our clinical team of nurses

Returning to work following Covid-19

How can you support employees returning to the workplace?

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Workplace risk assessment to ensure safety measures are being met

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