- ALCO-GEL/ HAND SANITISER: Please use alco-gel provided at the front door, designated visiting area or your own hand sanitiser upon entering and leaving the premises.
- CHILDREN: Children and toddlers are not permitted to the care home for the time being. Children may be more resilient than older adults but many scientists consider that children may be helping to amplify transmission and a source for other simple viral infections such as common cold and flu which our residents can ill afford. There is no concrete evidence to support this notion but in our quest to minimise the spread of the virus and reduce risks we ask for your cooperation.
- SYMPTOMS: If you have high temperature (fever), cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, loss or reduction of sense of smell and taste please avoid visiting the care home and dial 111 to seek further advice. These symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have the illness but a precautionary measure to minimise the risk of spreading.
- PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE): Always wear masks, face shields (when required in certain circumstances) and other items supplied by us during the visit for your own protection as well as the protection of our residents and staff.
HOW WE ENSURE BUSINESS CONTINUITY IN THE WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS:
- We have issued all employees with guidelines on how to recognise symptoms, and how to maintain robust infection control practices. All our staff members are routinely tested periodically (currently 2 weekly) for Covid-19. Staff members who are symptomatic or have a member of a household who is symptomatic are required to refrain from reporting to work.
- We have a good complement of staff team who know the residents and their families well. We will endeavor to avoid using agency staff as far as possible to minimise risks of contaminating the home.
- We continue to update our staff on virus prevention training methods. Upon completion of each training module, staff will be tested to ensure they are all aware of best practices.
- Visiting Family Members and Friends will only be permitted to visit if they self-certify to confirm adherence to our strict terms and control protocols.
This requirement does not apply to visiting professionals who are required to observe their own protocols and safer working practices.
- We continue to encourage use of Skype or Facetime video chat facilities to supplement or reduce the need for face-to-face meetings.
- In the event of an outbreak at the home or in the vicinity, we will take appropriate measures in consultation with Public Health Wales and visiting will be suspended.
We will do everything possible in our power to protect our workforce and the people in our care. If you have a confirmed appointment for making a visit please inform us immediately if you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, undergoing quarantine, self-isolating, or received a positive result for Covid-19.