COVID-19 communications update – 18 August 2020


  • All staff briefing – a reminder this week’s staff briefing is happening tomorrow (19 August) at 12noon on Teams. If you have any questions, please email the Comms team. Let us know if you would like to remain anonymous
  • CCG office closure – the buildings at Spencer Close will be closed this Thursday (20 August) and Friday (21 August) for deep cleaning. Read the full story on AskHUE
  • Antibody test – there are still appointments available at St Margaret’s if you want one. For more information, including how to book your test online, read the Antibody testing news story

Primary Care

In other news

  • Flu vaccination – the flu season will soon be approaching and we’d like to know if you’d like a flu vaccination when they become available. Let us know in the flu vaccination poll
  • In our thoughts: Julie Kropacz – we’ve been informed of the sad passing of our Herts Urgent Care (HUC) colleague Julie Kropacz. David Archer, HUC CEO, shares some words about Julie, as some of you may have known her

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
  • 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 25 August.

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