Published: Monday 4th January 2021
To all our residents, relatives and friends,
I hope you have had a restful Christmas and may I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
Christmas and the New Year has been an extremely busy time for us and we head into 2021 with 500 residents and staff having already received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. I am proud to say that as a team, we had anticipated and promptly completed the huge amount of paperwork and planning that has been required for the administration of the vaccine, and this meant that we have been the first, or one of the first, care homes in each area to be vaccinated.
Every one of our homes has completed this preparatory exercise and we are therefore ready for the vaccination rollout as soon as we get the go ahead from our Local Authorities. The timescales are different in each region but we are hopeful that all our homes will have had their first dose in the next few weeks.
Whilst awaiting the vaccination visits, many members of our staff teams from other homes have travelled to offsite immunisation hubs and we are extremely grateful to them for putting their residents and colleagues first. It will be a huge relief to feel safe in the knowledge that the people who live and work with us are protected against this virus as that will always be the most important thing to all of us.
As further government announcements are imminent and we await the next guidelines from the Prime Minister this evening, I will keep you informed of our company updates and policies but your Home Manager remains your first point of call for more local information. Currently, we are still able to host visits in our Covid-safe social rooms for our homes across all tiers and you should continue to book your appointments directly.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated staff team who have worked hard over Christmas to make the festive season joyous for our residents and I know all our homes brought in the New Year with style and optimism.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation,
Stacey Linn, Director, Ideal Carehomes