Due to the nature of our business increasingly we are being relied upon as the ‘4th emergency service’. The response from all of our staff during these trying times has been nothing short of phenomenal.
I can vouchsafe our clients and specifically the NHS are very appreciative of our backing. They too are under enormous pressure. I along with all the senior management have personally been involved mobilising specialist Covid-19 cleans, up and down the country. Our cleaning division along with our security, receptionists, helpdesk and engineers are all doing their bit to ensure health centres can resume service, ultimately we all benefit as we are all part of the community who rely on the tremendous work of our NHS nurses and health practitioners.
In my humble opinion, more and more people have become insular and are overlooking the personal benefits to be had by ‘getting involved in the community.’ I would suggest with the right attitude and mindset we can achieve a ‘positive from this negative.’ We can achieve a feeling of wartime togetherness by using these times as an opportunity to reconnect with our wider family & community and help each other in these times of need. If we make ourselves available and check in on our neighbours, colleagues, especially the elderly and vulnerable it is a win, win, win. Although it may not feel like it we are not at war and we need to be grateful we don’t have bombs dropping on us!
So using the words of JFK ‘look not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country’
Resilience & New ‘National Command Centre’
As a company and accredited Alarm Receiving Centre/Remote Video Response Centre we have contingency and resilience as a standard, this is further enhanced by the recent opening of our new 9000 sq. ft ‘National Command Centre’ in Wavertree Liverpool. (More to follow)
Things to do to try and prevent catching Covid-19 (or any virus)
- No unnecessary touching, hugs, etc. when out and about.
- Avoid touching any surfaces you can avoid touching when out, such as handrails, etc.
- Wash your hands with soap thoroughly at every opportunity.
- Do not touch your mouth, face or eyes or eat with your hands unless your hands are sanitised.
- Wash hands immediately when getting home before touching any surfaces.
- Push buttons such as doorbells or lift buttons with your knuckle instead of a finger.
- Open doors with your ring and little fingers where possible. You are least likely to touch your mouth, nose or eyes with these fingers.
- Carry a hand sanitiser and use where hand washing is not possible.
- Avoid cash where possible and ideally tap with your card for smaller payments.
- Sanitise your mobile phone on returning home.
- Where appropriate frequently sanitise the steering wheel, handbrake and door handle of your car.
- Keep your distance from people where possible.
- You can find the latest NHS guidelines to avoid catching Covid-19 link below
Please see some health tips below which may help improve immunity, ‘the advice supplied is not intended to treat or diagnose any ailment but is merely a suggestion based on personal experiences’
How to improve your immunity
Unfortunately there is no magic pill, but there are many ways we can give our body the best possible chance of operating at its optimum to maintain good health.
- Sleep! Ensuring that you are getting sufficient sleep is one of the simplest ways to improve immunity levels.
- Eat fresh food, including lots of fruit and vegetables.
- Keep hydrated.
- If you are brave enough … regular cold showers are a great way to boost our lymphatic system and so our immunity.
- Get out and enjoy fresh air and sunshine while keeping the recommended distance from others.
- Remove stress where possible.
Supplements with immune boosting products:
- Vitamin D3 is a great immune booster and most people are low on it during the winter months as our bodies create it from sunshine.
- Omega 3. Either as fish oils that have been purified of all heavy metals or a vegan option.
- Bio-strath is a Swiss herbal yeast supplement that may help to optimise immune function and promote mental and physical wellbeing. The weaker your immune system, the more noticeable Bio-Strath’s benefits.
- Immunovite - This unique compound primes the immune system to help the body defend itself against viral and bacterial invaders.
- A very good vitamin C, I take this one. Or if you really wish to splash out then the Altrient Vitamin C is superb.
- Then, importantly, a probiotic! Around 70-80% of our immunity stems from our gut. If you have any digestive symptoms and have not taken one called Saccharomyces Boulardii in the past, I recommend that you take it together with another colonising one such as For Every Day Extra . The 1st does not colonise but removes all bad stuff such as fungus and bad bacteria, etc. that affects the health of the gut and the 2nd one colonises with healthy bacteria. For people with no digestive issues, the 2nd option alone is a good one.
Those with a tendency to low blood count or anemia also benefit from an iron supplement such as Floradix or Spatone.
Ultimately, the experts are expecting many people to have such good immune systems that they either experience no symptoms or their symptoms are very mild - so do work towards being in that category!
Let's keep our minds positive, expect the best while preparing for worst. Let's look after each other and the elderly and vulnerable in particular.
Let us console ourselves in the knowledge that vaccines that only a couple of years ago took 20 years to develop can now be achieved in 12 – 18 months!
Stay Safe & Be Well!
JR, ZR And all the management.