Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information Page
This page provides guidance to all staff about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the steps that Hanover (Scotland) are currently taking to support you.
A staff factsheet providing guidance on how best to deal with and report absence from work is available on the Hub. If your line manager is unavailable, or if you need advice, contact a member of our HR team for support.
Contact HRsupportCOVID19@hanover.scot for all HR-related questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Guidance for Keyworkers
- Urgent Travel – if you are a member of staff who needs to travel to our developments for work, then we have a key worker letter you can print and present to the police if stopped. Letter for Keyworkers.
- HCS-11 Infection Control Procedure
Covid-19 Vaccination programme – click on the link to access more guidance and useful resources about the vaccination programme in Scotland.
Covid-19 Testing programme – click on the link to access more guidance and useful resources about the Covid-19 testing programme in Scotland.
Rules for Scotland:
On Tuesday 23 February, the First Minister announced a new framework for leaving the Covid-19 restrictions:
Level 4 restrictions will remain in place until at least the end of April, at which time variable levels may be reintroduced across Scotland. Depending on case numbers, non-essential retail, hospitality, gyms and hairdressers may also be able to re-open at the end of April.
The vaccination programme will now be offered to unpaid carers and those with an underlying health condition. The Scottish Government aims to offer the vaccine to everyone on the JCVI priority list by mid-April.
It is also hoped that every adult in Scotland will have been offered their first dose of the vaccine by the end of July, but this is dependent on the stocks of the vaccine.
The public should continue to follow FACTS and work from home. Travel should only be made for an essential reason. Current case figures can be found here.
Guidance for staff:
- You can read our latest Weekly Staff Bulletin
- Download the Test & Protect App
- Please use these sites for general advice:
If you have symptoms:
If you experience any of the Covid-19 symptoms (see below) then you should immediately self-isolate for 10 days and book a Covid-19 test. Anyone in your household should also self-isolate for the 10 day period.
If your symptoms worsen during self-isolation or you feel no better after 10 days, call NHS24 (111).
You can return to work after the 10 day isolation period if your health has improved.
Common symptoms of coronavirus:
- high temperature or fever and/or
- new continuous cough
- recent shortness of breath
- loss of taste or smell
A free-phone helpline is available if you do not have symptoms but need general advice: 0800 028 2816
Help guides & information:
- Managers Guide
- Care Trainer Bulletin
- TNTs – New Ideas Card
- Accessing the Hub (external)
- Accessing the Hub (external) – User guide
- Accessing Webmail
- Local information and advice
- Scottish Government latest update
Health & Wellbeing for staff:
- Your Mental Health First Aiders
- Health Assured – Guidance for your health and wellbeing
- Health Assured – Active Care Managers Guide
- Health Advice
- Advice on your mental wellbeing
- Financial advice
- Scottish Government – Clear Your Head
- Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) – Mental Health support
- NHS Grampian – Psychological Resilience Hub
- Health Assured – Confidential Whistleblowing Helpline