OSCB Conference 2020: Thurs 12th March
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference tomorrow at the Kings Centre.
We wanted to update all delegates following news coverage of COVID-19.
The OSCB have spoken to the Director of Public Health and are following their advice as follows:
“We understand this can be concerning to the public but still stress there is no need for alarm.
The risk to the general public remains low and we are working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Oxfordshire are protected. There are large number of Coronavirus tests carried out across the country and the vast majority of these tests are confirmed negative.
Current evidence indicates that most cases appear to be mild, with patients experiencing flu-like symptoms. Older residents or those with weakened immune systems or long-term conditions may experience more severe symptoms.
Anyone who is concerned, looking for up to date advice or returning from foreign travel, should go to the Public Health website www.gov.uk/coronavirus which is updated daily. The website will provide you with reliable information about when you need to self-isolate and take necessary precautions if you have travelled from an affected area.
Other than this there is no need to make any changes to your normal day to day activity and living unless specifically contacted by Public Health England (PHE)”.
The Government and the NHS are fully prepared to deal with this virus. You can also help yourself by taking the usual precautionary measures that would help slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus:
- Always carry tissues to catch your cough or sneeze
- Bin used tissues as quickly as possible
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap
The venue have provided the following guidance:
The King’s Centre Ltd approach to COVID-19: guidance for clients and visitors.
TKCL’s priority is to protect the welfare of all colleagues, our clients and societies in which we operate. TKCL receives daily updates from public health England.
As this is a very dynamic incident, we are aware the risk profile may change and will engage directly with clients should a material risk be identified. Please feel free to contact our Events and Enquiries Team should you have any questions.
Health & Safety: There are small but important steps you must take to protect yourself and those around you. Most importantly, we should all be washing our hands regularly with soap and water or using a hand sanitiser gel as an alternative. You will find Hand sanitisers at reception in the King’s Centre and scattered around the building. Please ensure that when you cough or sneeze, you do so into disposable tissues and throw them away immediately. You should also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Please note that all surfaces are cleaned after every event with a disinfectant product.