We were warmed by the announcement made by the government last week to ease lockdown and begin visiting from 29th of August within the nursing home. As this announcement is only guidance this change will still be subject to our confirmation and at present we believe the best way to continue forward temporarily is to continue with the Gazebo visits ,this is solely to ensure the protection of our residents , staff and the visiting relatives and professionals . Please bear with us whilst we continue to review the visiting restrictions over the coming weeks , the home still remains free of any positive confirmed cases and symptomatic cases and we believe if we continue with our current arrangement hopefully this can remain. We understand this is difficult especially for yourself and the residents who are unable to leave there room but please be assured we will be reviewing this in due time and your family/friends are receiving the best possible care and support and our activities teams are available for Skype Video calls please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Please be advised appointments in the garden Gazebo will continue as appointment only and the same rules and procedures that were applied previously maintain.
Infection status of our homes:
Currently all of our homes are COVID-19 free. Our goal is to be able to keep the homes free of infection and manage infection control measures, social distancing and visiting so that we can sustain this status and slowly re-introduce more of the features of normal life.
Our homes remain open to admissions as usual and we are following the current guidelines issued from the public health authorities to ensure the wellbeing of all. It is important we continue to support the healthcare system and individuals who require a safe care environment.
We will continue to keep this policy under review and provide updates as appropriate. Your understanding is very much appreciated by all our staff and once again thanks for all your support in continuing the safety of all residents and staff at Bellavista.