OUR RESPONSE to CORONAVIRUS
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How Chanctonbury Is Living Now – Our Response to the Coronavirus
Things have settled down a little since the lockdowns have ended and we’d like to share our procedures for visiting our homes. We have been able to relax regulations around visiting but the pandemic reinforced the value of infection control. This means that, while things will feel more like the normal visiting experience, we may have made some important changes.
You are welcome to visit as usual and can book a visit by calling the home directly. There is no limit to how many people may visit and you now no longer need to provide a negative Lateral flow Test (LFT).
We encourage all visitors to wear a face mask whilst in the home.
Please do not visit or enter our homes if you are feeling unwell. We request that you observe this, even with a negative test, if you are fully vaccinated, and are up to date with your booster.
The pandemic highlighted the importance of protecting our residents from many different types of illness that are unwittingly brought into our homes by visitors. These include a simple cold or flu, as well as symptoms connected with norovirus. If you have symptoms, which include but are not limited to, a cough, a high temperature, diarrhoea, or vomiting, please do not visit us for at least five days after symptoms have gone away.
As you will know, we are not immune to any virus, including coronavirus. There may be occasions where we have to return to stricter protocols within our homes and we will follow Government guidance, with decision-making taken in conjunction with local Health Protection Teams.
Living with Covid
Although vaccinations are no longer mandatory, we strongly advocate that health and social care professionals should be both responsible and accountable for working to reduce the risk of infection. We do also strongly advocate that all residents are fully vaccinated, with updated boosters, unless they are medically exempt.
We are thrilled to welcome you once again to visit us and spend time with your loved ones in our homes. Thank you for the love, care and consideration you have shown us and our teams over the last few, very difficult years.
Please speak to the home manager for an up to date position on our response of coronavirus or visit the government website covid-19 guidance for care homes and residential settings.
COVID-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)