Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Latest Issue:  February 2021

Vaccination:

All our residents have had access to the COVID vaccination unless they have tested positive in the last few weeks (GP’s advice is to wait for four weeks after testing positive). We continue with our staff vaccination programme and to date 65% have received their first jab.  Second jabs for both residents and staff will start again late March.

Visiting:

We regret to inform you that all visits remain suspended (with the exception of those residents on End of Life Care) in our Shropshire, Cheshire and Telford Homes, as advised by the Directors of Public Health (DPH) of relevant local authorities.

We fully acknowledge how important your visits are to the well-being of our residents. We continue working in our aim to introduce a safe and secure visiting protocol where we will be able to accommodate pre-booked visits via a dedicated safe visiting room. We will provide you with an update on this as soon as we can.

We are exceptionally grateful for your continued patience and understanding as we all work together in maintaining the safety of our residents and staff.

Testing:

All our residents and staff continue to have their regular blanket testing (monthly for our residents and thrice weekly for our staff). We also maintain stringent infection control practices in our homes. The government has made available testing kits for all residents and colleagues who work and live in care homes as part of their testing strategy.

This is a key approach as it will help identify both colleagues and residents who may have COVID 19 but are showing no symptoms whatsoever. Residents and colleagues will isolate immediately should any positive results be confirmed and follow the government advice in full.

Updates: 

More information can be found on our Family and Friends Hub, as well as links to our social media feeds. 

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