As at 25 February 2020, the reported Coronavirus cases in the UK was 13. As of 2 March 2020, the number of cases is now 40. With this news, people play safe to avoid coronavirus. No more handshake, kissing on the cheek and definitely no to hugging.
According to the Guardian, the Health Officials suggest a wave, a pat on the back or even just a look in the eye are safer measures. For example, In Australia, their health minister suggests giving a pat on the back instead of a handshake.
How do we do in the UK? The Handshake is a formal greeting in meetings and general social settings in the UK. Consider offering the elbow bump when people reaching out for a handshake like how the World Health Organisation’s Team Leader, Dr Bruce Aylward did it.
We would definitely agree that the Japanese bow is more effective when comes to play safe to avoid coronavirus. No body contact whatsoever during greeting, just bowing to each other in a close approximate distance.
Get latest updates on coronavirus outbreak
Do visit to Public Health England website to get the latest updates on coronavirus outbreak. The UK Chief Medical Officers are working closely with the World Health Organisation and they have raised the risk from low to moderate in the UK.
Also, if you been travelling to the affected areas and returning to the UK, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately. Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call the NHS 111 to seek help.
The current affected areas are listed below.
- Hubei, China
- Northern Italy especially the lockdown areas in the Lombardy region and the Veneto region and the borderline to the lockdown area such as Pisa, Florence and San Marino.
- Hong Kong
- South Korea especially the special care zone area – Daegu and Cheongdo
How to submit your companies house documents during coronavirus outbreak
Companies House provides web filing services for companies to submit their legal documents online such as company accounts, confirmation statement and other notifiable events. All you need to file your company’s documents online is your company’s authentication code. It is safe, fast and easy to file online.
If you require help with filing your documents with Companies House, speak with our London accounts. You can also contact Companies House directly.