Volunteer COVID-19 Information

Calon FM is based on the Wrexham Glyndwr University, and therefore will be following the Universities guidance on Corona virus.

We will be doing everything we can to keep our doors open, and keep broadcasting live shows. This will include regular studio cleaning, and microphone disinfecting. All volunteers also share some of the responsibility, and your own hygiene is paramount in keeping you and your fellow presenters safe.

  • Please ensure you wipe down any surfaces you touch.
  • Bin any tissues and rubbish.
  • Wash your hands regularly,
  • Although the provided antibacterial gel is now missing. If you have your own, please use it when needed. 

We are currently working with the University, but when/if the University decide to close, unfortunately, our live shows will also stop, and we will revert to playlists. With that said, if anyone has spare time and could pre record some generic shows that would be very helpful in the first instance.

Information from the WGU website

Coronavirus Information

March 6, 2020

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS AND WHEN FURTHER INFORMATION IS RELEASED BY PUBLIC HEALTH WALES. 

March 12

From today (12 March), updates on the number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Wales will be provided by Public Health Wales, and not by the Chief Medical Officer.  These updates will occur at 11am daily from now on.

“We can confirm that six new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Wales to 25.

“The process of identifying and contacting close contacts of the new cases is underway, and we are taking all appropriate actions to protect the public’s health.

“One case is in the Monmouthshire local authority area, and is associated with travel abroad.

“One case is in the Cardiff local authority area, and is also associated with travel abroad.

“Two of the new cases are in Neath Port Talbot local authority area, and are contacts of a previous case.

“One case is in Blaenau Gwent local authority, and one is in Wrexham local authority area.  These two cases have no history of travel to a country where the virus is circulating, and are not known to have had contact with another confirmed case.

“The six patients are being managed in clinically appropriate settings based on the assessment of a specialist infectious disease consultant.

“Public Health Wales has a responsibility to protect individuals tested and patients being treated for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  For this reason no further details regarding these individuals will be released.

“We ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality, and to understand our efforts to protect their privacy.”

March 11

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has today (11 March) announced four further Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Wales to 19.

“The process of identifying and contacting close contacts of the new cases is underway, and we are taking all appropriate actions to protect the public’s health.

“The Chief Medical Officer has confirmed that two of the new cases are residents in the Powys local authority area, one case is resident in the Caerphilly local authority area, and one case is resident in the Swansea local authority area.

“Three of the new cases had returned to Wales from Northern Italy.  One of the new cases, a resident in Caerphilly local authority area, has no history of travel to a country where the virus is circulating, and is not known to have had contact with another confirmed case.

“The four new patients are being managed in clinically appropriate settings based on the assessment of a specialist infectious disease consultant.

“Public Health Wales has a responsibility to protect individuals tested and patients being treated for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  For this reason no further details regarding these individuals will be released.

“We ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality, and to understand our efforts to protect their privacy.

“The public can be assured that Wales and the whole of the UK is prepared for these types of incidents.  Working with our partners in Wales and the UK, we have implemented our planned response, with robust infection control measures in place to protect the health of the public.

Number of cases in Wales

As of Tuesday 10 March 2020 the total number of confirmed cases in Wales is 15.

The number of confirmed cases in the UK, and the number of tests undertaken in the UK, are available from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England (PHE).

March 10

Colleagues will be aware that the University is following guidance from Public Health Wales (PHW) regarding the recent developments around the Coronavirus. PHW has recently updated its advice regarding returning travellers and the detail of this is outlined below;

Public Health Wales advise staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Iran
  • Hubei province in China
  • Special care zones in South Korea (Daegu, Cheongdo, Gyeongsan)

Staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places, even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Italy (since 09 March)

Staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, even if your symptoms are mild:

  • mainland China outside of Hubei province
  • South Korea outside of the special care zones
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

If the advice above applies to you then use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next and contact a member of the HR Team for further advice on 01978 293921. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

This guidance is based on the recommendations of the UK Chief Medical Officers. These areas have been identified because of the volume of air travel from affected areas, understanding of other travel routes and number of reported cases. This list will be kept under review.

For areas with direct flights to the UK PHW are carrying out enhanced monitoring. Passengers will be told how to report any symptoms they develop during the flight, at the time of arrival, or after leaving the airport.

Read more about what you should do if you’re asked to self-isolate.

Travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Italy, due to an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) and in line with various controls and restrictions imposed by the Italian authorities on 9 March.

If you are planning to travel check travel advice on GOV.UK.

See maps of the specified areas on GOV.UK.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Call 111 (all Wales coronavirus service) to find out what to do next. Information and advice on coronavirus is also available here. Please check the information on the website before you decide whether you need to dial 111.

Further updates will follow as the situation develops.

March 6

This update provides important information regarding the recent developments around the Coronavirus.

Public Health Wales is working closely with the Welsh Government and the other UK public health agencies to carefully monitor the situation in China and implement our planned response, with measures in place to protect the health of the public.

See the latest information for the public from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England. 

 

 ‌Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath.  The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild, however symptoms may progress to a severe pneumonia.

Generally, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have published more information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) including its epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

Advice for the public

Please check the most recent advice for returning travellers, which includes guidance for those returning from China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Northern Italy, and Iran.

Members of the public can help protect themselves and others by always carrying tissues, and using them to catch coughs or sneezes. They should bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash their hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel. This is the best way to slow the spread of most germs, including Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Public Health Wales will be publishing the number of people tested for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales every Thursday at 3pm as part of our daily statement. The UK Department of Health and Social Care will publish updated UK data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice.  New cases in Wales will be announced by the Chief Medical Officer for Wales.

If you have been advised to stay at home while you wait for the results of tests for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, please see our self-isolation advice.

Further information on Coronavirus

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Staff, parents and students can contact the helpline by telephone and email:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email:   DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The government will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and take further action as needed. You can find the latest information and advice on COVID-19 and the latest guidance for educational settings on the GOV.UK website.

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