Dorset law firm worker tests positive for coronavirus

Dorset law firm worker tests positive for coronavirus

Published by George Sharpe at 11:43am 11th March 2020.

Preston Redman law firm has confirmed one of their workers has the virus.

A spokesperson for Pretson Redman, a law firm in Bournemouth said:

"Preston Redman, Dorset are working with Public Health England and Dorset and BCP Councils following a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a worker from the firm.

"Public Health England have identified and contacted anyone who came into close contact with the case, to provide health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public. 

"If you have not been contacted by Public Health England, you do not need to take any action at this time.

"Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue."

Public Health England advice remains the same, if you have recently been to one of the affected areas and are feeling unwell, you should go to NHS 111 online, phone NHS 111 helpline or for further advice straight away - please don't go to your doctor or a hospital.

There's lots of advice on how people can protect themselves online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.