Coronavirus – latest information for Longhurst Group Colleagues

This webpage includes key information and advice for Longhurst Group colleagues about how the organisation is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the steps colleagues should take.

It will be regularly updated as the picture changes so please continue to monitor this page for the latest information.


LATEST UPDATES

  Last updated: 29/05/2020

Returning to offices: Slowly, sensibly and safely

As the government continues to lay out plans for more of the restrictions being lifted and encourages people who can’t work from home to go to work, our position remains absolutely clear: we want colleagues to work from home, and you should only visit an office if you absolutely need to.

Any visit you do make to an office must be agreed with your line manager, who should ensure that an up-to-date risk assessment has been completed. You should then contact the nominated site manager for that office to arrange a suitable day and time to visit the office. 

You will have seen that the Boston office has reopened to enable a small number of colleagues to carry out essential tasks, but that has only been possible following the introduction of comprehensive precautionary measures that enable people to safely social distance.

This has included the implementation of a one-way system, clear signage and hand sanitiser stations. The video below, taken at the Boston office earlier this month, features a demonstration of these new measures from Nick Worboys.

Some colleagues will continue to access the Grimsby, Bedworth and Braithwaite Road offices to enable essential care and support services to continue but this small number has further reduced with the introduction of new technology to help people to work more remotely.

It’s important to reiterate that, in line with the guidance provided in the last two months, all of our other offices should remain closed.

In the coming days and weeks, the same health and safety precautions implemented at Boston will be rolled out at other offices, but Boston is the only office that will reopen on a more regular basis for the foreseeable future. 

Site managers

Anybody who needs to visit an office for essential purposes should first agree this with their line manager and then contact the relevant site manager to arrange the best day and time to visit an office.

Site Managers have been appointed for most of our offices. Details of these are listed below:

Boston: Nick Worboys and Rob Griffiths
Bedworth: Joely Copson (supported by Lily Seddon)
Birmingham: Jackie Harris
Braithwaite Road: Sharon Peters
Grimsby: Denny Batty
Peterborough: Mark Oldaker
Rushden: Caroline Murray.

Colleagues who are visiting offices for essential purposes should also ensure that social distancing measures and lone working guidelines are followed at all times. Please also be mindful when parking at offices to ensure that you leave a sensible amount of space between your car and other cars. 

If you have any concerns about continuing to work from home, and you haven’t already raised these with your line manager, please speak to them as soon as possible.

Colleagues who are currently in the shielding category, as identified by the government, will not be permitted to return to work in an office as part of this initial transition.

All of our offices remain closed to the public.

If you have any questions about this transitional period, please speak to your line manager.


Testing and Tracing

On Wednesday 27 May, the Government announced a new testing and tracing approach to identify people who have come into contact with somebody infected by Coronavirus.   

As is currently the case, anyone who develops symptoms of Coronavirus – a persistent cough, fever or a sudden loss of taste or sense of smell – is required to isolate for seven days and the rest of their household for 14 days.

However, from today, anybody with any of these symptoms is also required to request a test, either online or by calling 119.

If the test comes back positive, the NHS Test and Trace team will get in touch – via text, email or phone call – to talk to you about anybody you have come into close contact with.

Any of those contacts deemed at risk of catching the virus will be instructed by the NHS to go into isolation for 14 days, whether they are sick or not. These people will only be tested themselves if they develop symptoms and the rest of their household will not have to isolate, unless someone becomes ill.

If the test comes back negative, everyone in your household can go back to normal.

What is 'close contact'?

Close contact is defined as:

  • People you’ve spent 15 minutes or more with at a distance of less than 2 metres
  • People you’ve had direct contact with – such as sexual partners, household members or people with whom you have had face-to-face conversations at a distance of less than one metre
  • The contact must have taken place between two days before and up to seven days after symptoms appeared.

  Keep us informed

In-line with the guidance we have provided throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, if you develop any of the symptoms, please inform both your line manager and People Services straight away.

If you have a test booked, please also let People Services and your line manager know when it is booked for and the result of the test.


Coronavirus-related absences: reporting an absence and returning to work

Reporting a Coronavirus-related absence

It’s crucial that all colleagues report any Coronavirus-related absences to People Services.

If a colleague or a family member have any symptoms which require them to be absent from work, or they’ve been told they need to shield, please also pass this on to People Services.

If a member of your team has symptoms but is still working from home or they have been tested for Covid-19, either because they’re unwell or as part of a local testing scheme for care and support workers, please inform People Services to ensure we have an accurate picture of who is affected across the business.

  Reporting an absence
Please report absence to the People Services Team on 01205 319623 or by email to peopleservicesteam@longhurst-group.org.uk

 Advice and further information
For more information about the procedure for coronavirus-related absence, please read the latest coronavirus-related absence form.

If you’d like advice on either absence or supporting colleagues impacted by coronavirus, please email employee.relations@longhurst-group.org.uk or contact one of our dedicated COVID-19 Employee Support team members, Rav Brahach (for non-care) on 0247 684 8148 or Monika Baginska (for Care and Support) on 01205 319 644.

Returning to work after a Coronavirus-related absence

To help colleagues navigate their return to work following a Coronavirus-related absence, a specific form has been created.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) return to work form covers the reason colleagues may have been absent – including illness and self-isolation - and provides guidance around the questions that line managers will need to ask.

Please use this form for all Coronavirus-related absences. Once completed, please email them to People Services.

  Download
Access and download the Return to Work form on Our Workplace.


Using the Coronavirus self-testing kit

In the video below, which has been produced by the Department of Health and Social Care, Dr Amir Khan explains how to use the self-testing kit for Coronavirus.

Dr Khan runs through the process of conducting the simple nasal and throat swab and details the steps needed to ensure a test is correctly returned for processing.

The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 7am and 11pm. This service can be accessed by people with hearing or speech difficulties by calling 18001 0300 303 2713.

A message from Bernadette Farrell

Our Director of Care and Support, Bernadette Farrell, has recorded a short video to remind Care and Support colleagues of the importance of continuing to follow all of the guidance provided around social distancing and the donning and doffing PPE.


Care and Support deployment update

In the last three months, over 40 colleagues from across the organisation came forward to volunteer their services in support of Care and Support colleagues.

This included five colleagues that have been trained and are now providing frontline care and support and a number of colleagues that have carried out wellbeing calls and other administrative tasks.
 
It became clear that there wasn’t an immediate need for the services of all of the volunteers and they have since been thanked for coming forward and asked if they can be kept in mind if the situation changes in the future.

Louise Platt, Executive Director Care & Business Partnerships, has paid tribute to everybody who has come forward.

Louise said: “On behalf of Care and Support colleagues, I would like to pass on our sincere thanks to everybody who responded to our plea for assistance in rising to the challenge of COVID-19.

“We are pleased to report that we have reached a position where we are more confident in the stability of our services and staffing, which means that, for now, we have been able to stand-down some of the volunteers.

“The Executive Team and every member of the Care and Support team value your commitment in offering to support our efforts.

“There are few words that can explain just how much you completing that form has meant to them. You should be proud of stepping forward and demonstrating that our colleagues are truly ‘in it together’ as one team.”


Coronavirus testing

As you’ll have seen on the news, Coronavirus testing is gradually becoming more accessible for key workers, with more mobile testing centres being opened and an increased number of appointments becoming available.  

People Services are on hand to support colleagues, including those in Care and Support and those providing other frontline services, through the testing process, but you can do your bit to help things run as smoothly as possible.

If you or a member of your household have symptoms associated with Coronavirus, please ensure that you make your line manager and People Services aware as soon as possible.

On a daily basis, People Services are submitting a list to Public Health England of all of our key workers who have reported having these symptoms, as well as those that have reported that a member of their household has symptoms.

Those included on this list will then receive a text message from Public Health England, prompting them to book a test within 48 hours.

If colleagues need any support with booking a test, they are asked to speak to People Services or their line manager.

If you have a test booked, please let People Services and your line manager know when it is booked for and the result of the test.

Louise Platt has recorded a video covering the testing process and how we can help colleagues through this:


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You will have heard about the struggles the NHS is having in providing adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to their staff.

We are facing challenges of our own but would like to reassure colleagues that we are prioritising the issue of PPE to where it is needed the most to ensure that Care and Support colleagues providing personal care, or those in close proximity with residents, have the right protective equipment.

As with key workers in other sectors, Care and Support colleagues who are providing services to customers but are still able to follow the government guidance around social distancing while doing so, have not been issued with PPE.

A dedicated team, set up to help us to maintain the best possible care and support service, is working hard to procure as much equipment as we can to help us through the coming weeks.

Louise Platt has also recorded a video covering the guidance and processes we have in place for PPE:


Reporting Coronavirus-related absence

It’s crucial that all colleagues report any Coronavirus-related absences to People Services.

If a colleague or a family member have any symptoms which require them to be absent from work, or they’ve been told they need to shield, please also pass this on to People Services.

If a member of your team has symptoms but is still working from home or they have been tested for Covid-19, either because they’re unwell or as part of a local testing scheme for care and support workers, please inform People Services to ensure we have an accurate picture of who is affected across the business.

Please report absence to the People Services Team on 01205 319623 or by email to peopleservicesteam@longhurst-group.org.uk

For more information about the procedure for coronavirus-related absence, please read the latest coronavirus-related absence form.

If you’d like advice on either absence or supporting colleagues impacted by coronavirus, please email employee.relations@longhurst-group.org.uk or contact one of our dedicated COVID-19 Employee Support team members, Rav Brahach (for non-care) on 0247 684 8148 or Monika Baginska (for Care and Support) on 01205 319 644.

Return to work

To help colleagues navigate their return to work following a Coronavirus-related absence, a new form has been created.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) return to work form covers the reason colleagues may have been absent, including illness and self-isolation, and provides guidance around the questions that line managers will need to ask.

Please use this form for all Coronavirus-related absences. Once completed, please email them to People Services.

  Access and download the Return to Work form on Our Workplace


Our Improving Lives Hardship Fund

To help us to do even more to support our customers through these difficult times, we are proud to have launched our Improving Lives Hardship Fund.

The Fund will provide practical, one-off support to customers who are most in need to help alleviate the stress caused by financial hardship.

Colleagues from our Housing, Income and Care and Support Teams have already been sent instructions on how to make a referral. If you are not a member of these teams and know of an eligible customer who is in need of support, please email Rhiannon Kilgariff for guidance.

Before making a referral, colleagues must first ensure the customer meets the eligibility criteria, which is included in this guidance document.

If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact Rhiannon Kilgariff.


Useful information for colleagues

  Coronavirus: colleague wellbeing

At Longhurst Group we understand the importance of supporting colleagues with their health and wellbeing, as well as enhancing their economic resilience.

To support colleagues going forwards, as well as helping you through these challenging times, we have created a page that outlines our free employee assistance programme and how you can access up-to-date financial information from CFED. Follow this link to find out more:

  Coronavirus: colleague wellbeing and support

  Full-time Care and Support deployments

As part of the Care and Support Emergency Deployment Team, you will be providing a crucial support mechanism for our care and support colleagues.

Your duties could include delivering food and other items or maintaining accurate records and risk assessments, while some colleagues may be able to support people that need personal and social care.

Now more than ever, we need to be there for the people that depend on us. If you want to help and you can, it is absolutely critical that you come forward now.

This will be a full-time deployment rather than a secondment. During your core working hours you will be paid at your normal rate of pay. 

Training will be provided where needed but this will take time to mobilise. That is why we need people to come forward straight away.

If you think you can help, we want to hear from you.

For more information and to express an interest in joining our Care and Support Emergency Deployment Team, please complete the form on the link below.

  Help us to continue providing care and support to those who need it the most

  Working, pay and what it means for you

We have created a dedicated page that covers our approach to pay during this pandemic.

This page includes comprehensive information about the different scenarios colleagues may face during the coronavirus outbreak and our pay approach for each.

 Coronavirus: working, pay and what it means for you

  Working from home - ICT guidance and information

Our ICT team has provided a complete rundown to getting set up for home working. Follow the link below to access advice, factsheets and contacts if you need any help.

  Working from home - ICT guidance

  Out of hours support

During weekends, the following teams are offering an additional emergency out-of-hours service:

People Services

People Services will be on call at weekends between 8am and 8pm for emergency support and advice to managers and care and support colleagues.

If you need emergency support and advice please call:

Rachel Bennett: 07918 742 239 – this call may be directed to other colleagues

Communications

In the event of a crisis or urgent media enquiry or interview request from a member of the media, at any time during the week, please contact:

Jon Reeves: 07436 538 292
Matt Dannatt: 07795 447 296

If the call isn’t answered straight away, please leave a voicemail with clear information and contact details and the team will respond as soon as possible.

ICT

ICT operation will run from 8am to 5.15pm but support calls can be logged at any time through the ICT portal and will be picked up.

However, in emergencies, the team will be able to take support calls between 5.15pm to 8pm.

Further support with CCTV will be provided, on a rota basis, for care and support locations from 4 April.

Health and Safety

For urgent issues only, please contact:

Thomas Bolsher: 07584 346 043
Emma Basham: 07501 470 675

If the call isn’t answered straight away, please leave a voicemail with clear details and contact details and the team will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.


Coronavirus FAQs

  • Government guidelines and our responsibilities

    We take our responsibilities as an employer extremely seriously and want to ensure that everybody is following the government guidelines. This will help us to do everything we can to keep everyone safe.

    12-week shielding

    If you have been contacted by the NHS and advised that you need to shield yourself at home for the next 12 weeks, it is crucial that you inform your line manager and People Services immediately.

      Frontline care and support colleagues within this category must stop coming into work. 

    High-risk groups

    If you are more vulnerable and classed by the government as being in a high-risk group (including people with underlying health conditions, those over 70 and those who are pregnant), it is crucial that you inform your line manager and People Services immediately.

  • What steps should colleagues take in their day to day jobs?

    Wash your hands

    Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and use the anti-viral hand sanitisers that will be delivered to offices soon.

    Catch it, bin it, kill it

    If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose in your elbow or with a tissue. Throw the tissue away into a closed bin and clean your hands thoroughly. This can help to prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
    Please continue to follow advice around washing your hands thoroughly and regularly. Please always wash your hands:

    • before leaving home
    • on arrival at work
    • after using the toilet
    • after breaks and sporting activities
    • before food preparation
    • before eating any food, including snacks
    • before leaving work and on arrival at home.

    Colleagues handling post or cash should wash their hands as these items will have been handled by various people in transit.

    We are doing everything we can to prepare in the event of care and support locations needing a deep clean. Where a symptomatic person has passed through a communal area, all handrails, door handles, surfaces that are touched, should be cleaned.

    We have communicated with all of our contract/employed cleaners and increased routine daily cleaning of all high contact areas (door handles/releases, computer keyboards, bathrooms, kitchens) etc.

    We have shared the government guidance on decontamination in non-healthcare settings and assured ourselves that provision is in place to undertake deep cleans of workplaces / homes in the event of a confirmed case.

    Remember, if you have a fever, cough or breathing difficulties, please seek early medical assistance.

    Other sensible steps to take

    For colleagues working away from office locations, as well as regular handwashing, please use hand sanitiser where this is available. Where supplies are unavailable, please consider using local facilities that may have hand sanitisers that you can access within your working area.

    Public Health England recommends avoiding direct or close contact (within 2 metres) with anybody who is potentially infected with the virus. Please be mindful of reducing close contact with people showing symptoms of the virus (cough, difficulty breathing and fever).

    Based on Public Health England guidance, we are not recommending that colleagues wear face masks to protect themselves from the virus. It is recommended that only individuals with symptoms of the virus (as advised by a healthcare worker) should wear facemasks to reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to others.

  • Delivering core services

    Fundamentally, we are introducing all of these measures to follow the Government advice as closely as we can, to keep people as safe as we possibly can and to try our very best to maintain the core and essential services that we provide to our customers.

    As things change in the coming weeks and months, it is possible that colleagues could be deployed in different roles and services to ensure that we can continue to provide these services.

  • Full-time Care and Support deployments

    Colleagues are continuing to come forward to express an interest in providing crucial help to our care and support colleagues as part of the Care and Support Emergency Deployment Team.

    Thank you so much to everybody that has come forward already. It is really important that colleagues understand that these deployments represent a full-time commitment and not just a proportion of your normal working day.

    If you can help, then now is the time to come forward. We are looking for colleagues across the organisation to get in touch to offer whatever assistance they can.

    As part of the Care and Support Emergency Deployment Team, you will be providing a crucial support mechanism for our care and support colleagues.

    Your duties could include delivering food and other items or maintaining accurate records and risk assessments, while some colleagues may be able to support people that need personal and social care.

    Now more than ever, we need to be there for the people that depend on us. If you want to help and you can, it is absolutely critical that you come forward now.

    This will be a full-time deployment rather than a secondment. During your core working hours you will be paid at your normal rate of pay. 

    Training will be provided where needed but this will take time to mobilise. That is why we need people to come forward straight away.

    If you think you can help, we want to hear from you.

      Get involved

    For more information and to express an interest in joining our Care and Support Emergency Deployment Team, please complete the form on the link below.

      Help us to continue providing care and support to those who need it the most

  • Office closures

    All of our offices have now been closed. Arrangements have been made for colleagues to occasionally go into offices to access essential files.  

    As Royal Mail face unprecedented challenges, we have plans in place to manage all post but would advise all colleagues to avoid reliance on post wherever possible.

    The Finance Team in Boston is contacting all local authorities and smaller suppliers to request that anything sent by post is to be emailed/scanned across. If you are waiting for any important post, please contact the person who sends it and ask for it to be scanned and emailed.

  • Public transport closures

    As more and more public transport closures are announced, we would like to reassure frontline colleagues that should you need to use a taxi to get to your work location, we will reimburse you for this cost.

    Please keep a receipt for any journeys to and from work which are made via taxi and claim these back through your expenses. In the coming days, we will be exploring the possibility of setting up accounts with local firms.

  • Working from home

    Please visit this dedicated page with tips, advice and factsheets about getting set up to work from home.

  • Non-essential travel

    Please do not travel between offices or other work locations. If you feel it is absolutely essential for you to travel, please speak to your line manager.

    All meetings, training, events and conferences should now be cancelled or take place remotely using the available technology.

  • Travelling abroad

    For the latest advice about visiting other countries, please visit the Government website.

    If you have any further questions or require more information, please contact your line manager or People Services.

  • What to do if you think you have Coronavirus

    The NHS website confirms that the symptoms of coronavirus are:
      cough
      a high temperature
      shortness of breath

    But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have coronavirus.

    The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

    The NHS advises that you call 111 if you think you might have coronavirus and isolate yourself from other people. Please also let Longhurst Group know by contacting People Services.

    If you think you may have come into contact with someone with coronavirus, please call 111 for advice.

    In the unlikely event that a Longhurst Group colleague has confirmed coronavirus, the organisation will immediately undertake a risk assessment to determine who they have been in contact with and work with health professionals as per NHS advice to help prevent further spread.

    Symptoms and self-isolation

    If you have any of the symptoms associated with Coronavirus (cough, temperature or flu-like symptoms), however mild, please contact People Services as soon as possible and follow the government and NHS advice to stay at home and self-isolate for seven days.

    You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation.

    If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days, contact NHS 11 online, call NHS 111 for dial 999 in a medical emergency.

    If you feel well enough and can work from home, please do so. Your line manager or other colleagues will check in with you by phone on a daily basis over the isolation period to maintain communication and provide support. 

    If you are feeling too unwell or are unable to work from home, please speak to your line manager.

    During self-isolation, please stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home, sleep alone (if possible) and wash your hands regularly, for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.

    Stay away from vulnerable people, such as older people and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible.

    Underlying health conditions include people who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease and respiratory conditions.
  • What happens if I become ill or have to self-isolate?

    Sickness leave and pay

    Visit Coronavirus: working, pay and what it means for you for a full review of the Group's work and pay arrangements during the Coronavirus pandemic 

    Pre-existing health issues

    If you have significant health issues and are concerned you may be at higher risk of contracting coronavirus, please speak to your line manager and ensure that people People Services are aware that you have consider yourself to be at risk. If you are well enough and happy to do so, please continue to come to work or work from home, if you are able to do so.

    If you develop any of the symptoms associated with the virus, please seek immediate advice from NHS 111 and contact your line manager so that a risk assessment can be conducted.

  • Self isolation and social distancing

    To provide some clarity over advice previously issued about self-isolation, we are separating the two different approaches laid out in the Government guidance about what people can do to keep themselves and others safe.

    Self isolation

    The first, more drastic measure is social isolation for households that have a suspected case of coronavirus.

    Here the measures are very clear; employees must not go to work and should work from home wherever possible, provided they remain well during the isolation period.

    If colleagues aren’t able to fulfil their usual duties from home, then they need to speak to their line manager.

    What happens if I need to self-isolate?

    Visit Coronavirus: working, pay and what it means for you for a full review of the Group's work and pay arrangements during the Coronavirus pandemic 

    Social distancing

    The second guide is called social distancing and is advice for everyone without symptoms. It sets out measures that we should all be taking as much as we reasonably can to limit the spread of infection. These include:

    1. Avoiding contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or a new and continuous cough.
    2. Avoiding non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible.
    3. Working from home, where possible. Please refer to employer guidance for more information.
    4. Avoiding large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars and clubs.
    5. Avoiding gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media.
    6. Using the telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services.

    The guidance advises that those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus should be particularly stringent in avoiding these social interactions. This is why we are complying with this guidance by instructing that colleagues within the increased risk categories should work from home if they are able to. 

    For those in a higher risk group who cannot work at home, we ask that you speak with your line manager and People Services. 

    We will work with colleagues to provide the assurance they need to limit social contact, whether by means of increased protective equipment, adjusted duties or potentially time away from work.

    The Government has advised that people at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), include those:

    Please note: There are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

    This week, the NHS in England will directly contact these people with advice around the more stringent measures they should take to keep themselves and others safe.

    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 medication.
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment.
    • people 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).

    Due to the expectation that, from this weekend, the advice for high risk groups will become enforced self-isolation for 12 weeks, we anticipate further guidance to employers on employee rights who are unable to work at home will follow. 

    We remain committed to doing everything we can to help colleagues through this challenging time and we thank you for your continued assistance and understanding.

  • What happens now nurseries, schools and colleges have closed?

    We are doing everything we can to be as flexible as possible to help colleagues with childcare or other caring responsibilities.

    This could mean extra flexibility around when you carry out working hours but, again, this is something that needs to be discussed and agreed with your line manager.


  Press enquiries

Should you receive a media enquiry, this must be passed on to Jon Reeves or Matt Dannatt in the Communications Team as soon as possible.

Colleagues should not comment or agree to being interviewed without the Communications Team being informed first.

In the event of a crisis or urgent media enquiry or interview request from a member of the media, at any time during the week, please contact:

Jon Reeves: 07436 538 292
Matt Dannatt: 07795 447 296

If the call isn’t answered straight away, please leave a voicemail with clear information and contact details and the team will respond as soon as possible.

 Further questions

If you have any queries or concerns, then please speak to your line manager or alternatively contact the People Services team on the details below.

  01205 319 623

  PeopleServicesTeam@longhurst-group.org.uk

  Further updates

Communication updates will be issued on a daily basis, via email and on the dedicated webpage created on the Longhurst Group website - longhurst-group.org.uk/coronavirus.

 Workplace Facebook

Workplace Facebook is a fundamental tool for colleagues to use to stay updated, keep in touch and continue to virtually work as one team. 

If you have not already activated an account on Workplace Facebook, please take this opportunity to do so as soon as possible. A dedicated group will be set up for all Coronavirus-related communications in the coming days.

If you need any support with using Workplace Facebook, please contact the Communications team.


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