RedHouse Coronavirus Update May 2022 – Living with Coronavirus.

This guidance applied from 1st April 2022 and replaced all previous guidance on Care Home visiting.

We are delighted to report that our residents have ALL received their fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The additional protection and our continued infection control measures means that we can now start seeing and regaining more normality in the day to day care home life that has been so restricted in the last few years.

We now look forward to being able to welcome more of you to the Redhouse and thank you for your patience, understanding and support over the past two years.

Although the country is opening up to ‘Living with Covid’ the care sector is being cautious due to the nature of their vulnerable clientele. At the Redhouse we still require visitors to book in advance so we can manage visiting safely. We still require you to show a negative LFT test if coming indoors and we will do a simple assessment and temperature check before entry. These are not required if conducting your visit outdoors.

It is important to remember that if the home has an outbreak or a suspected case of Covid, the team will need to reinstate strict infection control measures and visiting may be restricted. The leadership team will advise you should this occur.

We are also delighted to be able to show people around the home once again.

IN SUMMARY
———-

– All visits must be pre-booked to enable us to manage numbers safely and ensure the appropriate cleaning and hygiene protocols are in place. These visits will be on a first come first served basis.

– If visiting indoors a risk assessment will be completed by staff prior to the visit commencing and will include a temperature check. Please report to reception for this to take place prior to your visit. These will not be necessary if visiting outdoors but we encourage visitors to practice social distancing wherever possible for the safety of our residents.

– Please do not request a visit if you are unwell with any of of the following -:
1) High temperature
2) Persistent cough
3) Loss of taste or smell

It should be noted that any suspected/actual outbreaks of Covid-19 within the Home will mean that visitor restrictions will be immediately implemented and all non-essential visiting will be stopped. Redhouse will always support end of life visits and will do our best to accommodate these at all times. Please call the Home prior to your visit to ensure the situation in the service has not changed.

Any professionals visiting the care home – such as healthcare workers, tradespeople and hairdressers – are required by law to show they are fully vaccinated or exempt before entering the home. Visiting professionals will also need to show a negative LFT test taken within 48 hours of visiting or will be asked to take one and wait for the result to be confirmed.

Thank you for your support and understanding and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Red House.