Advice for staff

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of new continuous cough,  and/or fever/high temperature and/or loss or changed sense of normal smell or taste (Anosmia).

Up-to-date information for professionals is available at NHS Inform.

Up-to-date advice on self-isolation, social distancing and shielding is available from NHS Inform.

Contacting Occupational Health

Any member of staff who has symptoms must stay at home and call their line manager and, during office hours, call Occupational Health.

To help triage calls to best support all of our staff, please contact the Occupational Health Department either by telephoning extension 5435 and leaving a message including your name and contact number or emailing occ.health@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

The team will aim to return calls and reply to emails by the end of each day.

Priority Testing Requests

NHS Golden Jubilee is following national guidance which offers testing in two circumstances:

  • Staff who have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 are advised to self-isolate for seven days. If they feel well enough to return to work before that, they can request testing to accelerate their return to work.
  • If staff have a household member who has symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, the staff member is obliged to stay at home for 14 days. The staff member may request testing of the household member - whatever age - to accelerate their return to work.

Testing will be prioritised to staff whose absence would compromise the provision of clinical services.

Tests must be requested via line management, or the duty Clinical Nurse Manager at weekends and public holidays.

If the person being tested is over 18 years old, the test will take place at the Glasgow Airport facility. Under 18s will be tested at an NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde facility.  

Returning to registered professional practice 

If you left the professional register within the last three years as a Registered Nurse, Midwife, paramedic, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer, biomedical scientist or as a medical practitioner you should soon be receiving a letter from your previous professional regulator that explains you have been placed on a temporary register and can now participate in helping with the care of patients during the present emergency. 

If you are a practitioner and are fully registered but not currently working in NHS Scotland you can participate too.

You will be paid and will be part of a supervised team. 

Find out how to get involved.

Useful links

Advice for NHS Golden Jubilee patients
NHS Inform guidance and self-help tool
Scottish Government daily updates
Travel advice and country specific information
UK Government response
Joint statement with Scottish Government in response to recent media reports
Changes to visiting
NHS Golden Jubilee staff Health and Wellbeing Resources Directory

Coronavirus (COVID-19) documents for staff

Download individual files of a full zip package by clicking on the zip file at the top of the list.

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