Important information: Coronavirus update

Coronavirus Update

Posted 11th September 2020

Updated 11th September 2020

Yoakley House Care Home generally remains closed however we are continuing to take bookings for prearranged visits by family members or close friends. Only 2 people should attend from the same household – no children or pets please. The visit will take place with social distancing of a minimum of 2 metres – outside if warm enough or in the charity’s training room. Guidelines for visits are shown here and we must insist that these are respected.

Routine Covid19 testing – weekly for staff and monthly for residents – is now being undertaken with swabs being undertaken by our own staff.

For residents in Yoakley House we also have a facility Facebook Portal for friends and family to stay in touch by visual media on Facebook Messenger of WhatsApp. Please call 01843 223652 for details.

Our staff are trained and well practiced in infection control and we will continue to provide the best possible care to all our residents.

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 and request testing. Designated Next of Kin will be kept informed as necessary.

Drapers Almshouse residents are being encouraged to continue to self isolate as much as possible. They are currently not being permitted to come in to Yoakley House but may have visitors in the gardens or inside their property if national guidelines on visits and wearing of masks are followed. We are doing all we can to help almshouse residents with no local family to get all the supplies they need and are supporting them with regular warden visits, shopping online and medication deliveries.

The League of Friends have decided for the time being to cancel public events, especially where they would have involved people coming on site.

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