4 Healthcare workers

4 Healthcare workers

4.1 Healthcare workers with known or suspected COVID‑19, or who live in a household in which another person is known or suspected to have COVID‑19, should self-isolate and only return to work in accordance with UK government guidance on self-isolation for households with possible infection.

4.2 If a healthcare professional needs to self-isolate, ensure that they can continue to help if they are well enough to do so by: 

  • enabling telephone or video consultations and multidisciplinary team meetings

  • identifying patients who are suitable for remote monitoring and follow up, and those who are vulnerable and need support

  • carrying out tasks that can be done remotely, for example, updating the cystic fibrosis registry.

4.3 Cystic fibrosis teams should keep in touch with staff who are self-isolating, to support their mental wellbeing.

4.4 Provide all staff with visible leadership and supportive messaging, to maintain morale.

4.5 Take account of the information on the NHS Employers website about good partnership working and issues to consider when developing local plans to combat COVID‑19.