Published: Wednesday 2nd December 2020
To all our residents, relatives and friends,
We are very encouraged to see the new guidance that the government has set out for future care home visits. The social care sector has just received this information in the last 24 hours (unfortunately, after it was released to the media) and I wanted to update you straight away.
The guidance states that the government will be distributing a supply of rapid (lateral flow) tests to all care homes to ensure that visits are as safe as possible for everyone involved. We have been advised by the government that we should expect delivery of the tests to our homes over the next three weeks. This is a hugely positive step forward and we will let you know once the tests have been delivered.
In the meantime, we have our dedicated social rooms which can be used in a Covid secure way if your home is open for visits. Please continue to liaise with your home directly to book an appointment.
Another major milestone in the government’s plan to fight Coronavirus is the availability of a vaccine. We are already in regular talks with our Local Authorities and CCGs in regards to the distribution of the vaccine and we are hopeful that this will also be available to us in the very near future.
After many difficult months, we are optimistic about the future and it certainly feels as if things are moving in the right direction. We will write again with further news at the earliest opportunity.
Thank you for your continued cooperation, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.