Important information: Coronavirus update

Coronavirus Update

Posted 31st May 2022

Updated 31st May 2022

UPDATE RE VISITS TO YOAKLEY HOUSE: Although Covid restrictions have been lifted in the UK, care facilities still have a duty to remain cautious and follow national guidelines for care homes. You may now visit the home without showing proof of a negative Covid test however we would ask that all visitors continue to test before they visit to keep residents safe. Visits no longer need to be booked in advance. Should we have 2 or more cases of Covid in the building we may have to refuse entry to visitors.

VIRTUAL VISITS BY FACEBOOK PORTAL: For residents in Yoakley House we have a Facebook Portal for friends and family to stay in touch by visual media on Facebook Messenger of WhatsApp. Please call 01843 223652 for details.

TESTING: Covid 19 testing with the PCR test kits is continuing once a month for Yoakley residents. In addition to this we have the LFD tests which give a result in 30 minutes which can be used if anyone shows symptoms of the virus. Staff are taking an LFD test at least twice a week.

Any resident who has symptoms which might indicate the virus will be cared for in isolation in their own room with staff adhering to our stringent infection control procedures. If symptoms progress and cause concern, staff will follow the prescribed process to access medical support. Designated Next of Kin will be kept informed as necessary.

DRAPERS ALMSHOUSE RESIDENTS are being encouraged to continue to take care and maintain social distancing. They may have visitors in their property but we are urging them to be cautious. Visits in the garden are permitted as long as guests do not interfere with the peace of other residents. As always we will do our best to keep all residents safe and well and make sure that they have all that they need.

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