COVID-19 communications update – 1 September 2020


  • All staff briefing – a reminder this week’s staff briefing is happening tomorrow (2 September) at 2.30pm on Teams. If you have any questions, please email the Comms team. Let us know if you would like to remain anonymous


  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider – from today (1 Sep), we have a new EAP provider offering independent confidential support to all staff. Read a letter from our HR Business Partner Kam Kaur to find out more

In other news

  • Do you want the flu jab? – thanks to everyone who has voted in our online poll so far. We’d like to be prepared when the time comes to offer you the flu jab, so let us know if you’d like to have the vaccine when it becomes available. Complete the flu vaccination poll today

Further advice and guidance

  • AskHUE > HR and pay > Health and wellbeing support – discover the tools, resources and support services available to you during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Every Mind Matters – has lots of practical advice on how to look after your mental health during these uncertain times
  • AskHUE – for the latest news and information for staff, including previous COVID-19 communications updates
  • NHS website – for information on the virus, symptoms and how to prevent it spreading
  • GOV.UK website – for national advice, including the latest guidance on social distancing and staying alert to control the virus

Look out for your next COVID comms update on Tuesday 8 September.

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