Following government guidance, from Wednesday 15th of December, Care Home residents can nominate 3 visitors who will be able to enter the care home for regular visits, in addition to one essential caregiver. Nominated visitors must show a negative covid 19 result on entry as before, either via an on-site test or from a test taken at home that same day.
Please consult the government’s official guidance to find out more about care home visits during the pandemic.
Indoor visits are available by booking only and are limited to a maximum of two visitors at any one time. From Monday – Friday there are three timeslots available; 9.30am-11am, 10.45am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-3pm. On Saturday and Sunday, there is one time slot available at 2 pm-3.30 pm. These visiting times include the 30-45 minutes it takes to complete a lateral flow test. Indoor visits will be held in the conservatory unless the resident is bed bound.
Every resident will have the opportunity to name three individuals, who will be required to have a test beforehand, wear PPE during the visit, and avoid close contact. It is important to recognise that a negative test will provide us with some assurance that you are not carrying the virus. However, the test is not a complete guarantee. To keep your loved one and the care home safe, we ask that you keep your mask, gloves, and apron on at all times.
• Keep your PPE on at all times
• Only go to the part of the care home that is permitted for your visit
• You follow carefully any guidance and instructions provided by our staff
• During your visit holding hands and personal contact are allowed with PPE, but you should minimise contact as much as possible to reduce the risk of transmission.
In-door visits are available by booking only. From Monday – Friday there are three timeslots available;
9.30am-11am, 10.45am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-3pm. On Saturday and Sunday, there is one time slot available at 2 pm-3.30 pm. You can book an
These visiting times include the 30-45 minutes it takes to complete a lateral flow test. In-door visits will be held in the conservatory unless the resident is bed-bound.
For more information on how to take a swab test, please see the government advice.
Lynne Seymour, general manager at Westacre Nursing Home, says:
‘We put a lot of work into facilitating visits in the best way that we could with our purpose-built visiting room. The visiting room has really helped avail loneliness in our residents but that can never replace physical contact. Today marks such a special day for our residents and their families.’