Our Coronavirus Policy is here: HS15-Coronavirus Policy and Procedure – Updated 5th January 2022
Our Visitors Policy is here:CC126-Re-Opening to Visitors During COVID-19 Policy and Procedure – Update 4th January 2022
Outside Visits Policy is here:CC180-Visiting Out of Care Homes Policy and Procedure – Updated 4th January 2022
Unfortunately, we are currently closed to visitors. If you are a relative of one of our residents, please call the Home for further details. We are doing everything we can to keep our residents connected with their loved-ones.
Ways in which we are keeping communication open are:
If you would like to arrange a video call with your friend or family member call us on 01275 873 129.
We will continue to update relatives by email as and when the visiting restrictions change.
We have been reliably informed that COVID cases are increasing in the Clevedon area and there are already cases in some care homes locally (not us, touch wood)
As such, we wanted to let you know that all residents who are going out to families over Christmas, will be asked to stay in their rooms for 7 days after they have been out. They will then have a PCR on Day 2 and daily LFD testing. We are concerned that the risk of contracting the new variant is on the increase, but we still want to ensure Residents spend time with their loved ones over Christmas.
For full details about residents going out for visits over the Christmas period, please click here: OUTSIDE VISITS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD 2021
If you have not yet had your booster, we strongly recommend that you get it as soon as possible as we have been informed by the local surgery that the only thing that is protecting care home residents is the booster vaccine. There are some walk-in clinics running in Portishead over the weekend:
Saturday 18th December: 09.00- 18.00 (Harbourside Family Practice, Portishead) 18+ Moderna
Sunday 19th December: 09.00- 18.00 (Harbourside Family Practice, Portishead) 18+ Moderna
Harbourside Family Practice, Marina Healthcare Centre, 2 Haven View, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7QA
Or you can find them using this link: www.grabajab.net
As you are aware visiting guidance for care homes was amended with effect from 14th December 2021. The main points that affect us are:
We would politely ask that all visitors book their visits in as we may have to limit the number of visits per day if the COVID situation get worse.
In addition to email/text confirmation of a negative LFD, we are now also able to accept proof in the form of a date-stamped photo of the cartridge. Please do not bring the actual cartridge in with you due to infection control concerns.
Please do not come to visit if you have any signs / symptoms of any infectious diseases including colds, flu, norovirus etc.
The fully updated guidance is now available to read on the government website using the following link: Guidance on care home visiting – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Following Government guidance, you can now book visits with your loved ones within the home. Please call 01275 873 129 to book. You will be required to show a negative LFD test result from a test done on the day of the visit. Staff will need to see a copy of the text or email showing the result. We will also take your temperature and ask if you have any Coronavirus symptoms.
Our unique identifier number for recording your result is: 10090843
The link to the Government website to register LFD tests is: Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – COVID-19
To read the ‘Care Homes LFD Self Testing Guidance’ from the Government, please click here: care-home-lfd-self-test-guidance-v04-02_2