Covid 19 Guidance and FAQ's
Our core work is the provision of Mentoring services that supports people. We provide mentoring services both in schools and in the wider community.
In Kirklees, we are only supporting young people in the community until schools resume in the Autumn. Our community mentors volunteer across Kirklees and Yorkshire Mentoring have a duty of care to provide an environment which is both safe for our mentors and staff alike. The health and wellbeing of our mentors is paramount. We resumed mentoring with young people from the 6th July 2020. All current mentors have been issued with PPE including face masks and hand sanitiser, this will be maintained for the foreseeable future. We also will be providing young people (mentees) that we support with PPE.
What is the coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. This strain, covid-19, is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in January 2020.
What are the symptoms?
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has covid-19 infection:
· A cough
· A high temperature
· Shortness of breath
If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111 or go to the NHS 111 coronavirus advice website. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
What’s the best way to prevent the spread of covid-19?
· Wash your hands often with soap (or soap substitutes)and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. This is particularly important after taking public transport.
· Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.