Introduction

We have had only one case of Covid-19 infection and no Covid related deaths since lockdown in March 2020 due to the hard work and diligence of all our staff. We are very proud of this achievement.

All residents and staff are fully vaccinated.

Working Safely

We have been working hard following fast changing government guidance and implementing new protocols in response.

Staff don Type IIR surgical masks and other PPE. Both staff and residents undergo regular testing in line with government guidance.

An external sink has been installed just outside the staff entrance so that staff can wash their hands before entering the Home.

A bedroom  has been set aside for staff to change into work clothes and another one for Covid testing.

a bedroom has been set aside for Covid testing.

Admissions

The Home is open to new admissions from the community, for both long term and respite care. New residents are required to self-isolate in accordance with government guidance and our own risk assessment at the time of admission.

Visiting Policy

All visits are by prior appointment with the office so that we can ensure staff are available to supervise safe visits.

All visits are risk assessed and supervised by staff. Visitors are tested with Lateral Flow tests and are required to don the Home’s PPE.

Compassionate end-of-life visiting continues to be permitted.

Fully vaccinated contractors are allowed to work within the Home but they must follow the Home’s infection control policies, including donning PPE and respecting social distancing inside the house.

This policy is subject to change without notice and is dependent on national government guidance and advice of the local Public Health England and the Local Authority.

Staff Training

Staff have been trained in Covid-19 related work procedures and Infection Protection and Control protocols..

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

The Home and its procedures have been risk assessed and a comprehensive report produced.

 

[Updated 21 Dec. 2021]