All though restrictions have eased we are mindful of protecting or residents so we cannot allow full Visiting yet. We have introduced the booking slots for residents, so we are able to manage the amount of visit we are having in the home. If there are any changes in the home and any residents are needing to isolate or be tested we will remain in lockdown for the period of isolation and families and residents will be kept informed Below we have explain how we would like visit to remain for now, but we are looking to do an individual assessment on each service user and arrange a plan for each resident. We also ask that if you have visited us and later on that day you develop any symptoms of covid-19- especially a cough, loss or change of smell, high temp, diarrhoea/ vomiting or shortness of breath- that you contact us immediately.
We are reviewing government and public health guidelines and advice on a regular basis should we need to adjust or approach.
- Garden visits: Relevant PPE measures and social distancing will apply. Independent access to the garden will be needed to avoid visitors moving through the care setting to the garden. Providers will need to consider how to facilitate garden visits in different weather conditions, how to ensure cleaning of areas and any items used between visits and keep everyone safe, whatever the weather.
- In-room visits: These visits may continue to be facilitated as appropriate, in line with national guidance in relation to essential (service user unwell) or end of life visits to ensure the person can die with dignity and comfort, taking into account their physical, emotional, social and spiritual support needs.
New residents entering the building
- All new residents from hospitals need to be tested for covid 19
- Residents from there own home must isolate in their rooms for 14 days with out visitors, or be tested before admission
Our staff and care team will
- Adhere to our stringent infection control measures
- Wear ppe for all interaction- We have ample supply
- Take everyone’s temperature on arrival
- Provide hand cleaning stations throughout the home
- Regular deep cleans all areas of the home, including laundry
- Apply social distancing where possible
- Support the government tracking system
Any one entering the haven must consider these questions below
- Have you been feeling unwell recently?
- Have you had recent onset of a new continuous cough?
- Do you have a high temperature? A care home may consider providing a temperature check for all visitors to provide confidence to visitors and to staff.
- Have you noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell?
- Have you had recent contact (in the last 14 days) with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or someone with confirmed COVID-19 – if yes, should you be self-isolating as a family member or as a contact advised to do so by NHS Test and Trace?
We thank everyone for their support
Claire Blake & Emma Maddox
On Behalf of Simon Greaves