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COVID-19

Important information for Residents and their families


As the situation with COVID-19 is changing daily, it maybe necessary to update the following guidelines without notice

We would request that family and friends minimise any non-essential visits to see Residents and NOT visit the Home if they are experiencing a high temperature, a cough or shortness of breath (if you have these symptoms please visit the NHS 111 online service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 ).

You should also NOT visit the Home if you have visited any of the COVID-19 infection hot spots as identified by Public Health bodies – either category 1 or category 2 countries (for a full list of these countries and ‘at risk’ groups please go to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

Guidelines for reducing the spread of Coronavirus (taken from Public Health England):

  1. If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
  2. Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
  3. To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
  4. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/