December 2020 Newsletter

At last a gazette with some good news. We can confirm that we will be reopening to visitors from  Monday 8th December. Sadly there will be some restrictions with the reopening which are detailed as follows:

Government guidelines state that each resident should have one key visitor utilizing Covid safe visitor zones within the home with a maximum of two overall.  After some discussion we felt it was fairer to allow two key visitors per resident. Each family will have to identify two key visitors and advise the office of who they will be. Please note each key visitor will have to consent to weekly testing for Covid.  We appreciate this may be frustrating and disappointing to some families as every resident will have more people who would like to visit especially due to Christmas. But we have to consider the safety of all of the residents and staff members within the home.

Visits will only take place in the visitors room and not in the rest of the home at this stage.

All visits are to be prebooked with   Carol or Vicky only Monday to Friday. If you can’t reach us by phone you can email Vicky.yewtree@gmail.com or message via Facebook. Visits will be booked for a maximum of 45minutes and a staff member will be assigned to the room to assist residents. We ask all visitors to arrive before their allotted time to allow for the completion of the risk assessment and Covid test.

During the visit if families would like to utilize the IPAD or laptop to contact extended family members then please let Carol and Vicky know  at the time of booking.