COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Statement

In regards to the ongoing global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the spread of the Omicron variant  Olive Training would like to issue guidance to students, staff and clients to aid in preventing the further spread of the virus.

 

In line with Government guidelines we are now open for training and education purposes, which includes the attendance of  staff,  students, clients and visitors attending our centres.   Health, Safety and Hygiene has always been very important to us and strict procedures have been put into practise within the centre to reduce the transmission of the virus whilst attending our centre.   We have taken notice of the Government guidelines and recommendations including our Awarding Body, Local Council Guidelines and our Insurance Company. 

 

All visitors of the public attending our Centre must commit to adhering to our hygiene and pre-screening policies where applicable. 

 

We are fully open for all aspects of our courses including blended learning application of the delivery of theory, study packages including examinations and assignments online in preparation for the practical side of  our courses where appropriate.   So we are very pleased to enrol new learners and help them achieve their study goals.     

If you are attending our centre please ensure that you are not experiencing any symptoms as set out below and that you have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid 19.   All attendees are politely requested to wear a mask to protect yourself and others in this close contact service.  Hand sanitiser is available throughout your visit.

 

We would like to thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented times.  

If you have any concerns or queries about your programme of study please contact as admin@olivetraining.co.uk

 

Wednesday 26th January 2022

 

 

About the Virus

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020 and causes respiratory infection .  The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days and a new variant of the Infection is causing concern.   In 2021 a variant called Delta became dominant with a further variant known as Omicron becoming dominant in December 2021.

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone with the virus:

  • fever, 

  • loss of smell or taste

  • dry cough

  • after a week, leads to shortness of breath.

New variant symptoms may also include  runny nose,  headache,  fatigue (mild or severe),  sneezing and/or sore throat.

However these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other viruses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.

 

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus and by following NHS advice as below:

  • Wear a mask

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often

  • 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 straight away

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

  • Get a test and to self isolate.

 

If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Updated Wednesday 26th January 2022