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How to provide support to employees who are anxious about a COVID-19 second wave.

October 6th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Paul Hinckley, Occupational Health Nurse Advisor at Staywell Occupational Health – October 2020 We have all been on a challenging and difficult journey so far in 2020, we may have come to terms with the immediate urgency that coronavirus has brought, but now what? The threat of COVID-19 remains with us, and whilst research into…


Coronavirus Shielding Advice explained

April 22nd, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Jane Lavery, Senior Occupational Health nurse at Staywell Occupational Health – 22nd April 2020 There has been a lot of confusion about the requirement for self-isolation, social distancing and shielding.  Self-isolation is required when individuals and others in their household have symptoms.  Shielding is required for those who are considered extremely vulnerable and is…


RIDDOR Reporting of COVID-19: Advice for Employers

April 17th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Jane Lavery, Senior Occupational Health Nurse at Staywell Occupational Health – 17th April 2020 RIDDOR was first introduced in 1980 and has seen updates since this time including new advice related to Coronavirus.  RIDDOR requires employers to report any major incidents, near misses or dangerous occurrences to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive). In…


How Coronavirus has affected the way we Drink

April 16th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Jane Lavery, Senior Occupational Health Nurse at Staywell Occupational Health – 16th April 2020 Alongside stockpiling of toilet roll and flour, we saw a similar impact in the alcohol aisle.  Maybe this behaviour was triggered by the closing of pubs and restaurants leading to a perception that alcohol would be less accessible for a…


Ergonomic advice for those newly working from home

April 7th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Jane Lavery, Senior Occupational Health Nurse at Staywell Occupational Health – 7th April 2020 I have been a home worker for the past 12 months, so I have personal experience of the impact on fitness when work moves to the remote office.  In the same way that many of you may be working from…


COVID-19: Why does testing matter?

April 3rd, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Paul Hinckley, Occupational Health Advisor at Staywell Occupational Health – 3rd April 2020 At the present time, as Coronavirus continues to spread, and more cases of COVID-19 (the disease caused by the virus) are reported, the UK has been criticised for its slow response in testing more individuals. At the time of writing, testing…


The Coronavirus pandemic: the science behind “stress” and what to do about it.

March 30th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Paul Hinckley, Occupational Health Advisor at Staywell Occupational Health – 30th March 2020 One thing that has set Coronavirus apart from other infectious diseases is that it comes with a huge fear-factor for most people. Even the word “pandemic” sounds scary. The speed with which this virus has spread throughout the world has surprised…


Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Surveillance

March 27th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

Many of our clients took early action to reduce visits from external parties and as the public health advice has changed, we know that many businesses have taken the decision to comply with social distancing advice by closing their doors temporarily.  For some industries, social distancing measures can be enforced as far as possible whilst…


Obesity in the Workplace – It’s Time for Change

January 6th, 2020 posted by staywelloh

Obesity is a complex public health issue that has only recently been acknowledged as having multiple factors including physical, psychological and genetic causes. The relationship between obesity and work is complex. Routines and behaviours at work can influence eating and exercising habits, which will impact a person’s lifestyle and wellbeing, generally. There is also the…