Upon admission, to lower the risk of COVID-19 to our care homes new Residents in Scotland and Wales will receive in-room care and hotel services for a period of 14 days before they move into the wider care home community.
In England, new Residents upon admission where they have been discharged from hospital or an interim care facility or have transferred from another care home will receive in-room care and hotel services for a period of 14 days before they move into the wider care home community. During this 14 day period, essential care givers are welcome to visit Residents in their rooms, unless there are specific reasons not to do so.
New Residents in England who are admitted from the local community do not need to isolate for 14 days upon admission where they meet certain requirements and specific criteria are met. This includes where the Resident is fully vaccinated (and the admission is a minimum of three weeks after their 2nd dose of the vaccine to ensure maximum immunity); guidance from the local Director of Public Health about community transmission of Variants of Concern is followed; the Resident has no known contact with a COVID-19 positive individual; the care home has considered the circumstances at the Resident’s home prior to admission to the care home.
The Resident will be subject to an enhanced testing regime consisting of a PCR test before admission (within 72 hours), a PCR test on the day of admission (day 0) and a further PCR test 7 days following admission (day 7) and daily rapid lateral flow testing until the day 7 PCR test has been received.
For more information on the Government guidance visit: Admission and care of residents in a care home during COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Residents’ bedrooms are homely and comfortably furnished with all the necessary facilities and comforts to relax and take advantage of in-room care and hotel services provided by Colleagues who are tested routinely.
This is a great opportunity for new Residents to get to know the Colleagues who will support them whilst they receive in-room care and hotel services and gain a greater understanding about life in the care home.