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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #175 on: 25-03-20, 05:31PM »
Can we wear masks? there has been no clarification from management or dave.

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« Reply #176 on: 25-03-20, 06:04PM »
There is some staff in the store I work I’m wearing them but nothing has come from management. My biggest thing is that we are not protected risking our family. The government clearly stated if it is not safe to go to work and can’t keep safe distance then stay at home . So what do we do risk our self catching it being a carrier risking our family

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« Reply #177 on: 25-03-20, 06:12PM »
Yes you can wear masks, it came down I think yesterday, there is also a link on help centre giving you advice on how to wear them.

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« Reply #178 on: 25-03-20, 06:20PM »
Letters are for everybody at risk. The list of conditions to monitor covers a wide field. Asthma sufferers for example. We all know people who suffer asthma at different degrees but it's classed as chronic at any level due to asthma sufferers being more prone to chest infections etc. That is just one example from the list.

So the letters are for everyone over 70 and anyone who has a seasonal flu jab on medical grounds. ????

Wow thats a lot of letters for the postman.

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« Reply #179 on: 25-03-20, 06:22PM »
How on earth do you start a new topic on this forum there is no options at all

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« Reply #180 on: 25-03-20, 06:27PM »
Letters are for everybody at risk. The list of conditions to monitor covers a wide field. Asthma sufferers for example. We all know people who suffer asthma at different degrees but it's classed as chronic at any level due to asthma sufferers being more prone to chest infections etc. That is just one example from the list.

The letters look like only extreme risk

GPs should review 1.5 million patients identified by NHS England as the most vulnerable to the coronavirus (Covid-19).

NHS England will send a standard letter to these patients asking them to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for at least 12 weeks.

GPs will be able to access a report on which patients will be contacted with specific advice from today - with NHS England directing GPs to review the list and provide additional support to patients.

The patients, who are at 'the highest risk of severe illness that would require hospitalisation from coronavirus', include those who have had an organ transplant; people with specific cancers; people with severe respiratory conditions; people with rare diseases; people on immunosuppression therapies; and pregnant women with significant heart disease.

NHS England said in a letter to GPs: 'We ask that you review this report for accuracy and, where any of these patients have dementia, a learning disability or autism, that you provide appropriate additional support to them to ensure they continue receiving access to care.'

GPs can identify the patients contacted by NHS England through an 'at high risk' indicator code that has been applied to each patient record by the practice's clinical system supplier.

'Your supplier will inform you of the code they have used, which should be treated as temporary until a definitive list of Covid-19 "at risk" SNOMED codes is released,' NHS England said.

'Your GP System supplier will also provide a report that will list those patients that have been centrally identified as being at high risk. You should have this by 23 March.'

But NHS England said central datasets were 'not sophisticated enough to identify all categories of patients who should be included in the vulnerable groups list' and it was therefore calling on GPs and specialist consultants to help identify patients who may have been missed.

The letter said: 'We appreciate this is a complex task requiring difficult judgements, and we ask for your help, as the GP central to the care of these patients, in achieving this.'

In a separate letter, England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty asked GPs to add to the list of most vulnerable patients using their 'clinical judgement'.

The letter said: 'You may know of specific additional patients in your practice who you think are particularly high risk.

'On the other hand there are a limited number of people that we can shield effectively or for whom this highly socially isolating measure would be proportionate on health grounds; many patients who fulfil the criteria may after discussion with you prefer not to be placed under such strict isolation for what will be a prolonged period.' 

Patients who will be contacted by NHS England

1. Solid organ transplant recipients

2. People with specific cancers

• People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer

• People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment

• People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer

• People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors.

• People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs.

3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD

4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell disease)

5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection

6. People who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired

Source: NHS England


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« Reply #181 on: 25-03-20, 06:54PM »
Team filling nightshift  is this still being done  managers surely you cant make staff to do it

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« Reply #182 on: 25-03-20, 07:05PM »
How on earth do you start a new topic on this forum there is no options at all

To start a new topic, you need to be a VLH supporter for a donation of £4.

http://www.verylittlehelps.com/index.php?page=15

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« Reply #183 on: 25-03-20, 07:32PM »
Been told by management “isolation is only 7 days paid. After that you can come back in or move onto the ordinary sickness policy”. Anyone or preferably any other managers able to give comment on this? Thanks

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« Reply #184 on: 25-03-20, 07:47PM »
7 days if you live on your own. if you live with someone with it then 14 days as you are going to get it from them in a few days so gives time for you to get clear of it.

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« Reply #185 on: 26-03-20, 12:15AM »
Hello all. I'm in a position now where I'm looking to have to go on a lifestyle break unpaid as I consider myself at risk but do not fall under the government risk (I work on the floor). I cannot for the life of me find the form to complete though. Would any of you be able to find the link please?

It's an extended leave form , you can download and print yourself if needed . I was able to pick one up in store no problem.

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« Reply #186 on: 26-03-20, 12:19AM »
I think I am in the vulnerable category, as with rheumatism I am immunosuppressed (and qualify for free flu jab) I'm not due back in until Thursday, but I don't really want to risk my health any more. Should I wait for NHS letter which we are supposed to be getting this week, or should I just phone in and say I'm not coming in for 12 weeks?

Gov.uk gives a list of rheumatology drugs , specifically named methotrexate,  ecuse the spelling . If you email your consultant they will tell you and you'll also be able to print it off as everyone will be asked for evid6of illness/medication

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« Reply #187 on: 26-03-20, 12:24AM »
My partner has chronic ashma and Im worried about taking illness back should I even be working there??

You can ask to take time off as a carer but it wont be paid , I'm extending a previously booked lifestyle break to protect my husband,  who's very ill , I know I'm lucky to be able to afford to and not everyone is .

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« Reply #188 on: 26-03-20, 08:25AM »
Time of for partner who is vulnerable is mostly a no but it can be granted in exceptional circumstances. Healthcare workers are still going to work with partners that are vulnerable, advise is to keep social distance at home. Someone I work with is off with serious heart condition but his wife who is a nurse is still going to work.
There are guidelines, I have not seen all but when someone comes in from work they should use antibacterial gel at door, before fully entering house. It's then all about social distancing and cleaning.

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« Reply #189 on: 26-03-20, 04:50PM »
Since our employer is unable/unwilling to provide sanitiser for us, anyone that wants to get some superdrug have some available on their website.

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« Reply #190 on: 26-03-20, 09:15PM »
Been told by management “isolation is only 7 days paid. After that you can come back in or move onto the ordinary sickness policy”. Anyone or preferably any other managers able to give comment on this? Thanks
This is correct. 
 

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« Reply #191 on: 26-03-20, 09:19PM »
Been told by management “isolation is only 7 days paid. After that you can come back in or move onto the ordinary sickness policy”. Anyone or preferably any other managers able to give comment on this? Thanks
This is correct.
Only if you live alone. If someone in your house has the symptoms then 14 days as it will take time for you to get it from them then develop symptoms.

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« Reply #192 on: 26-03-20, 09:31PM »
Rad you are incorrect, it depends entirely on why you are in isolation. If you are the one with symptoms then yes it's 7 days then sick. If it's someone in your household then it's 14 days but if you develop symptoms in that 14 day period you start a 7 day isolation yourself then after that 7 days you are then coded sick. So in theory you could be on paid absence for 20/21days.

https://www.ourtesco.com/working-at-tesco/coronavirus-latest-update/help-and-guidance-for-colleagues/quick-guide-to-self-isolation/

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« Reply #193 on: 26-03-20, 09:55PM »
I think I am in the vulnerable category, as with rheumatism I am immunosuppressed (and qualify for free flu jab) I'm not due back in until Thursday, but I don't really want to risk my health any more. Should I wait for NHS letter which we are supposed to be getting this week, or should I just phone in and say I'm not coming in for 12 weeks?

Gov.uk gives a list of rheumatology drugs , specifically named methotrexate,  ecuse the spelling . If you email your consultant they will tell you and you'll also be able to print it off as everyone will be asked for evid6of illness/medication

Is everyone who is self isolating required to provide a letter stating that they should do so from the government or nhs?
If not why are the rest of us putting ourselves at risk?

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« Reply #194 on: 26-03-20, 11:48PM »
Someone who has to do 12 wks social sheiding due to serious health conditions does have to provide proof of illness/medication  , I believe someone doing the self-isolating doe to symptoms has to print a form from nhs111 and take send in , I'm ass6when better . You also have to do a telephone "return to work" , you cant just go back in after 7/14 days are up .

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« Reply #195 on: 27-03-20, 08:04AM »
Someone who has to do 12 wks social sheiding due to serious health conditions does have to provide proof of illness/medication  , I believe someone doing the self-isolating doe to symptoms has to print a form from nhs111 and take send in , I'm ass6when better . You also have to do a telephone "return to work" , you cant just go back in after 7/14 days are up .

So if someone does have underlying health issues, but not severe can they take 12 weeks off and get paid to do so?

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« Reply #196 on: 27-03-20, 08:38AM »
Someone who has to do 12 wks social sheiding due to serious health conditions does have to provide proof of illness/medication  , I believe someone doing the self-isolating doe to symptoms has to print a form from nhs111 and take send in , I'm ass6when better . You also have to do a telephone "return to work" , you cant just go back in after 7/14 days are up .

So if someone does have underlying health issues, but not severe can they take 12 weeks off and get paid to do so?

Do you fall into any of the following groups. If so you fall into the at risk of severe illness or the group that get the letters extreme illness groups.

We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitischronic heart disease, such as heart failurechronic kidney diseasechronic liver disease, such as hepatitischronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsydiabetesproblems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removeda weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapybeing seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)those who are pregnant

Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this category, next week the NHS in England will directly contact you with advice about the more stringent measures you should take in order to keep yourself and others safe. For now, you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full, outlined below.

People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:

people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medicationpeople with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapypeople with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatmentpeople with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)

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« Reply #197 on: 27-03-20, 09:29AM »
This makes good reading.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid

Think we should be told more...
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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #198 on: 27-03-20, 06:30PM »
So are stores not supplying night staff with protective gear? (Gloves,masks sanitiser?)

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« Reply #199 on: 27-03-20, 06:43PM »
Never been offered any of the above in our store.