COVID-19 communications update – 8 July 2020


  • All staff briefing – thank you to everyone who dialled in yesterday. For those of you unable to join the call or who want to review the points made, read the Staff briefing roundup
  • Guidance change for children shielding  – The majority of children who have been previously identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ will no longer need to shield. Read the latest guidance as of 6 July 2020
  • Individual risk assessments – you should have all completed an individual risk assessment with your line manager. If you still haven’t, please ensure you do so, as soon as possible. Find all the information on the new ways of working on the COVID-19 pages on AskHUE. If you have any questions about any of the content or documents, please get in touch via the Comms mailbox

Primary Care

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 full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Look out for your next COVID comms update on Tuesday 14 July.

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