COVID-19

Following new government advice, we ask that all employees and subcontractors at Cockwells adhere to the following.
The company is no longer accepting visitors.

ANY INCIDENT OR SUSPECTED RISK MUST BE REPORTED EITHER BY PHONE TO GAIL (01326377366 option 6) OR BY EMAIL TO [email protected]

The current company policy is to remain open as long as it is safe and legal. Everyone will be notified as soon as possible if this has to change for any reason.
Please be considerate of your colleagues and those around you and wash your hands often and respect social distancing measures


Self-isolation

You should stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:
a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Please log your absence on Breathe as usual
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

How long to stay at home
• If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
• If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
• If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
• If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

SSP
If you cannot work due to Coronavirus and are eligible for Statutory Sick Pay, you will get it from day one, rather than from the fourth day of your illness.
Statutory Sick Pay will be payable to people who are staying at home on government advice, not just those who are infected, from 13 March 2020 after regulations were laid on 12 March 2020.

Cleanliness
Please do:
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• always wash your hands when you get home or into work
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
• avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
• only travel on public transport if you need to
• work from home, if you can
• avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
• avoid events with large groups of people
• use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Don’t
• do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
• do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
• go out to visit other people’s homes, including friends and family

Working hours 
1. Banking hours
The company welcomes people who would like to work more hours and bank their overtime. This will allow you to increase your time off in lieu allocation. This time off in lieu is paid in the same way as paid holiday which may help you if you have to isolate yourself.  
2. Flexible hours
For those who have children who can no longer go to school, the company will allow them to work flexible hours providing it is approved by their line manager.
Please supply your line manager with your new working hours if you need to change them due to childcare and bear in mind this is not an invitation to show up to work when you please – you have to stick to your own schedule. 

Please also be aware normal lone working rules apply:

You must carry out a risk assessment to determine whether lone working is appropriate and, if so, the right level of supervision for the task, location and people involved. You must also have prior approval from your Line Manager or Senior Management.