GENERIC MEDICAL GUIDANCE
Do you want to know more about COVID immunisation
* all the detail you need is in the EJSU.net healthcare tab – look at your practice tab (CEP, SHAPE or Naples) to find out more about boosters, adult or child immunisation.
* feel free to email or phone your practice if you have any further questions
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive rapid antigen test you should:
* distance yourself from other family members where possible
* follow the local healthcare advice for reporting symptoms and testing
* Inform your line manager and the NSE of your absence and subsequent work plans
Public Health Advice
Host nation and regional public health direction guides management of suspected cases. Local base requirements may also direct your actions. For travel, country-specific direction is well signposted by FCDO and on the COVID page on this site.
For guidance on individual measures (and the UK response) Public Health England is a useful portal although HN and base guidance often differs and should take primacy.
You should always inform your UK Medical practice of a new COVID infection. You should also inform your line management and UK administrator of your absence. There is an EJSU form you may use to inform those in your administrative chain. This is shared with the medical team.
Access to usual care
Your healthcare remains important. Many healthcare providers are including teleworking in their practice to reduce the risk of COVID for patients and staff but it is essential to continue to seek care when you need it. Some hospitals have reduced services and delays relating to some elective procedures and consultations. If you have a pending hospital appointment, you should ensure you monitor and adhere to any pre-quarantine, testing requirements or governmental travel considerations.
If you are going to hospital – or if you are going for assessment with your GP and may go to hospital, then carry a stocked bag. Assume that you will be unable to receive anything or see anyone and that the infrastructure and food may be different from your usual expectation. Include snacks, washbag, clothing and phone-charging devices.
If guidance is in HN language, the HNLO may be requested to interpret. NSEs and ISODET cell may request translations through the COVID-Ops. NB. advice in English may not be as up to date.
Some CEP countries use ECDC/WHO guidance so are not included separately.