Firstly, employers have a duty of care to all their employees to ensure that the environment is safe to work in. It would be wise to discuss the contingency plans that are in place in your employing organisation now, so that everyone has a clear understanding of the risks that staff may face and the actions and procedures that will be put in place to protect staff.
Your own health is important, and you should ensure that you selfcare in order to protect yourself, your colleagues and your patients.
If you have pre-existing health conditions that place you at increased risk of infection, you should discuss working arrangements with colleagues and your employer. It may be appropriate to ask another suitably qualified clinician to take over the care of patients who are suspected to have, or have been diagnosed as having, Covid-19.
Secondly there is a risk that systems in the healthcare sector will be put under considerable pressure and some may fail to cope or breakdown. If you are worried that patient safety or care may be compromised you should raise your concerns with other clinicians in order to agree the best course of action to ensure the best care for patients.
Doctors should record any concerns in writing, clearly and objectively setting out the reasons for their concerns and the potential impact on patient safety, with examples.
Keep a record of any correspondence or discussions about the problems you have raised and the steps that you have taken to try to remedy matters. If an adverse incident does occur, it can be useful to show that you took action. If those who are responsible do not take proper action you can consider reporting the matter further up the line of management, in line with your workplace policy.