Covid-19 Information

Optimum Supported Housing provides an environment that clients, families, staff and communities are proud of. We are facing global unprecedented challenges presented by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but our team at OSH will continue to provide our customers quality services.

We recognise the effects of COVID-19, therefore we actively monitor the recommendations and guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) and the National Health Service (NHS) for our trained caregivers in order to reduce the risk of the illness.

In this time of extreme uncertainty we believe that the best way to keep those in our community safe is to exercise an abundance of caution. We are closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of both families and carers. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at any time.

Ways to Help Prevent Covid-19

  • Stay home as much as possible.

  • Stock up your supplies and medications.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • When you cough or sneeze, cover with a tissue and dispose immediately.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water thoroughly, especially after going to the bathroom. 
    Also wash hands before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Use a regular household spray or wipe to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • If you feel sick, contact your doctor.

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Covid-19 Symptoms

According to the CDC, the symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses from several confirmed cases ranged from mild symptoms such as fever and cough to more severe symptoms including weakness, breathing difficulty, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Symptoms may be similar to common cold and flu so if you have any symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your primary physician for guidance.

Tips to Help Stop COVID-19 Spread if You Are Sick

  • Call your doctor before visiting.

  • Stay home, except for medical attention.

  • Avoid public areas and public transportation.

  • Isolate yourself from animals and other people in your home.

  • Wear a face mask if you are around others.

  • When you cough or sneeze, cover with a tissue and dispose immediately.

  • Personal household items including dishes, utensils, drinking glasses should not be shared.
    Wash these items thoroughly after use.

  • Regularly clean high-touch areas. Such areas include shelves, tabletops, bathtubs, toilets, light switches, telephones, laptops and bedside tables.

  • Monitor your symptoms and follow the guidelines the local health department provided.