Coronavirus Update

Posted 11th April 2024

Updated April 2024

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 no longer need to take a covid test before visiting we would ask that you do not visit if you have symptoms (even if just a cold) to keep residents safe. Visits no longer need to be booked in advance. Should we have multiple cases of Covid in the building we may have to refuse entry to visitors.

TESTING: PCR testing is no longer taking place although we will test any residents who display symptoms using an LFD test.

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 be cautious when visitors some into their property. 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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