Entry to the home at this time is facilitated on an individual basis. The priority is to ensure the safety and welfare of, not only those in the home, but also for those coming into the home.
Individual discussions are necessary for the management team to ensure safe entry.
All residents are encouraged and supported, (with their agreement) to undertake Covid-19 tests every 28 days and staff in the home are encouraged to undertake testing on a weekly basis.
Relatives are allowed to visit the home under the current guidelines given by the Government.
There is an intercom phone set up for window visits and an external visitors room has been created in the car park to assist in facilitating visits during inclement weather which has a clear screen set up between the visitor and the resident.
As the visiting restrictions are amended the home will adapt accordingly.
Some visits were able to be facilitated in the Tuk Tuk with the rain covers creating a barrier during the summer periods either at relatives homes or at an agreed meeting point.
Garden visits were also enabled in the summer by creating the outdoor bar which allowed relatives to sit behind the bar and chat to their loved ones in a relaxed environment.
We can adapt 'The Shack' as guidance changes. Relatives are not entering the home so they do not need to wear a mask when the screen is in situ.
Entry to the home
All visitors to the home are asked to wash their hands and have their temperature and sats taken before entry to the home.
There is a hands free (thigh operated) sink in the front porch of the home.
Visitors coming into the home will be asked to complete the homes own track and trace information sheet.
Visitors to 'The Shack' will be asked to log their visit with the NHS track and trace QR code.