Hello, we hope you are all keeping safe and well.
We are pleased to be able to advise that we are no longer in an outbreak, although the home does remain on a watching brief for COVID-19 by our local infection control team and this means that we will continue to be under review.
There has been new government guidance released and as a result of this we are now able to remove most restrictions around visiting so that together we can support and maintain the health and well-being of our residents. Standard visits no longer require a negative lateral flow test from visitors. For visitors who will provide personal care to a resident, a negative lateral flow test will still be required. We continue to require you to wear a mask when visiting the home and to book visits by contacting the nursing office. We ask that you don’t attend if you are feeling unwell.
Care home residents are still permitted to take trips out of the home – whether during the day or for an overnight stay. All outings will continue to be risk assessed and we may ask that additional precautions are taken such as wearing a mask or social distancing, though I am pleased to advise that residents will no longer be required to isolate unless they develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have a positive test result.
Visits can continue to be facilitated throughout any further outbreak by one family member or friend nominated by each resident and pod visits will be able to take place during an outbreak.
We are introducing a manager drop in session where you can have time to talk with the manager Auriol Turner. This will be available on the first Wednesday of each month between 3-5pm as protected time. You are welcome to use this time to talk with Auriol via phone call, video call or book a face-to-face meeting. If this time isn’t suitable or you require to have a discussion on a more urgent basis Auriol can be contacted at any time via phone or email.