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COVID-19 Q&A

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory virus. The name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, 'CO' stands for 'corona,' 'VI' for 'virus', and 'D' for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as "2019 novel coronavirus" or "2019-nCoV" See Supporting Document 1 for further information.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a Continuous Cough, High Temperature and loss of Taste and or Smell allow, other less common symptoms are known. See Supporting Document 6 for further information.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose or mouth when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it's important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow or tissue). See Supporting Document 1 for further information.

People aged 60 and over, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, obesity or cancer, are at higher risk of developing serious illness. However, anyone can get ill with COVID-19. See Supporting Document 1 for further information.

Stay safe by taking some simple precautions such as physical distancing (remain 2 meters apart when possible), wearing a mask or face covering, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, washing your hands with soap and water and cleaning your hands with sanitizer, remember to use a clean towel or paper towel and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. See Supporting Document 2, 3, 5 & 8 for further information.

Anyone with symptoms should be tested, wherever possible. People who do not have symptoms but have had close contact with someone who is, or may be, infected may also consider testing – check with your local health guidelines. While a person is waiting for test results, they should remain isolated from others. Where testing capacity is limited, tests should first be done for those at higher risk of infection, such as health & social care workers, and those at higher risk of severe illness such as older people, especially those living in seniors’ residences or long-term care facilities. See Supporting Document 4, 6 & 9 for further information.

Both isolation and quarantine are methods of preventing the spread of the disease.

Quarantine means restricting activities and/or separating people who are not ill but may have been exposed to COVID-19. The quarantine can take place in a designated facility or at home for a designated period of time.

Isolation means separating people who are ill with symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have tested positive. See Supporting Document 2 for further information.

The time from exposure of COVID-19 to the moment when symptoms begin is, on average, 5-6 days and can range from 1-14 days. This is why people who have been exposed to the virus are advised to stay home (isolation) for 14 days in order to prevent the spread of the virus especially where testing is not easily available. See Supporting Document 1 for further information.

If you have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, contact your health care provider or COVID-19 hotline for instructions and find out when and where to get a test, stay at home for 14 days away from others and monitor your health. If you have shortness of breath or pain or pressure in the chest, seek medical attention immediately. Call your health care provider or hotline in advance for direction to the right health facility. If local guidance recommends visiting a medical centre for testing, assessment or isolation, wear a medical mask while travelling to and from the facility and during medical care. Also keep at least a 2 meters distance from other people and avoid touching surfaces with your hands. This applies to adults and children. The use of hand sanitiser is a good way of keeping on top of personal hygiene when you are out and about. See Supporting Document 1 & 4 for further information.

Contact tracing identifies people who may be at risk from COVID-19 because they were in close contact with someone who has the virus. See Supporting Document 9 for further information.

If you are having trouble dealing with worries about the coronavirus you are not alone. Lots of people will have worries about this which is understandable. Being in isolation might cause you to feel worried and more on edge than normal but there are techniques and Support Groups to get in touch with. See Supporting Document 10 for further information.

Many potential vaccines for COVID-19 are being studied, and several large clinical trials may report results later this year (2020) and into next year (2021). If a vaccine is proven safe and effective, it must be approved by national regulators, manufactured, and distributed. WHO (World Health Organisation) is working with partners around the world to help coordinate key steps in this process. WHO is working through the ACT-Accelerator to facilitate equitable access to a safe and effective vaccine for the billions of people worldwide. See Supporting Document 1 for further information.

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All New Beginnings Ltd, we go that extra mile to offer a quality service through high standards, therefore, whatever your options or choices may be the ethos of our business is to offer peace of mind knowing that your independance can be maintained at home surrounded by your own home comforts.

We are committed to you reflected through our aims and objectives, achieving a high quality standard of care developed by our own vision and core values.

A full comprehensive assessment will be carried out by our dedicated team. Who are professionals with up to date skills and knowledge who take their time. Regular reviews will be arranged at your convenience as your feedback is valuable and important to us. This is to ensure that our service to you is being managed effectively.

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This is the ethos of All New Beginnings Ltd, an individual is able to remain in their own familiar surroundings with their loved ones around them for as long as possible. Our services may be useful to people whose situation has changed suddenly or who are through no fault of their own, are no longer able to manage their day to day tasks or who are chronically ill, recovering from surgery or are disabled. You or your relative may need assistance for some or all of the tasks. This could be just one hour a week, a couple of hours a day, four hours a day or more. The need might simply be just temporarily to take in recovery from an illness or surgery.

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