Caring through Covid

Caring Through Covid

Recent news and updates -

  • As of 18th February, as well as window visits, we were able to reprise pod and substantial screen visits for the majority of our care homes.

  • While this is the case for care homes in England, we have to advise that for those living in our homes in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Jersey the situation is different (see nation by nation guidelines set out below for more details)

  • From 8th March – every care home resident will be allowed one single named indoor visitor (to be unchanged) to hold hands for repeat visit

  • Tests will be required before entry and full PPE equipment to be worn on site

  • Avoiding close contact – apart from holding hands

  • All visitors will receive a lateral flow test and be required to follow all infection prevention and control measures

  • Vaccination is not mandatory and will not be a condition of visiting

  • We are pleased to report that 99% of those living in our care homes have received their first vaccination. 76% of staff have to date received the vaccine, we are supporting and encouraging those who have not yet received the vaccine.

5th March, 2021

Maria Mallaband and Countrywide - keeping our residents safe and connected during Covid-19. Coronavirus update March 2021.

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