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Visiting Policy Update To Commence 17/12/2021

15/12/2021

We know this is a worrying time for everyone. The safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff is paramount.

We are aware of the recent changes to government guidelines to reintroduce the number of visitors any one resident is permitted

The Government have directed that each resident must nominate 3 people to visit only. In addition to this, residents can nominate 1 essential care giver.

For nominated visitors the following applies: -

       *  All visits will be by appointment only.

       * Residents must choose 3 nominated people to visit these cannot be changed unless in             exceptional circumstances and agreed by senior management

       * No more than 2 people can visit at any one time.

        *Children aged 3 years to 18 years will be classed as a named visitor

        *Children under the age of three are not classed towards the maximum 2 visitors at any                 one time.

        *If you are unwell, please do not visit the home

         *If you have had direct contact with a person who has Covid 19 you must inform the                      Matron/Manager of the home

         *Visitors must adhere to the wearing of Aprons, gloves, and a mask

The time and days of these visits will be at the discretion of the Matron/Manager of the home.

All adult visitors and children aged 11 years and over will be required to self-test at home on the day of the planned visit and register the test. Proof of a negative test for all visitors must be shown to the home on arrival.

All indoor visits at any home will cease immediately a positive case of Covid 19 is confirmed.

As with all policies we will monitor the outcomes of these visits alongside any government guidelines and as a result we may have to change or stop these visits.

For all visits, please go to the front door of the home at the time specified when you book your visiting appointment, you will then be directed to the indoor visiting entrance.

Essential Care Givers

Residents can choose 1 person to be their essential care giver who will visit to support or help with care needs or offer companionship. Essential care givers are able to visit inside the care home even during periods of outbreak. However, they must comply and adhere to the same testing of staff i.e., 1 PCR and 3 lateral flow tests per week. They must also agree days and visit times with the Matron/Manager of the home and adhere to the same use of protective equipment as staff. They must also sign and agree the essential care giver care plan.

 

Century Healthcare Management Team

 

Reviewed 15/12/2021