Cedars Care Group would like to update visitors and offer reassurance that we are doing everything practicable to keep our residents and employees safe during this unprecedented spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we would like to confirm that all of our homes have regular testing to ensure we are keeping COVID free. Our staff members have weekly PCR tests and as of week commencing 13th December 2021, we will be increasing the number of LFD tests each member of staff takes from two to three per week.
In line with the latest Government guidelines, as of Wednesday 15th December 2021 the following visiting regulations will be in place in each of our homes. Each resident will be limited to three nominated visitors, who can visit regularly throughout this new guideline period. In addition to the three named regular visitors, our residents will be able to nominate an essential care giver who can visit for companionship or for care needs. It is recommended that the three nominated visitors remain the same throughout this period, barring an exceptional change in circumstances. We are determined to help our care homes and families work together to find the right balance between the benefits of visiting on wellbeing and quality of life, and the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to social care staff and vulnerable residents. Therefore we are fully committed to making sure that we are providing all the facilities necessary to carry out the new guidelines to visits during this time. All designated visitors will need to take a Lateral Flow Test before being admitted into the home to spend time with their loved one. Face coverings must be worn at all times within the home environment. This is in addition to any other PPE that our team may ask to be worn on arrival at the home.
As always we will be continuing to monitor the Government guidelines due to the fluidity of this situation and any changes will be communicated out to our residents’ main point of contacts in the usual way. Information will also be updated on this page as and when changes need to be made. For the most up to date information in regards to visiting our homes, please call the home directly as they will be able to advise you of the current visiting practices that are in place in their home.
For anyone who is interested in applying for one of our vacancies, we would like to confirm that we are still conducting interviews via zoom and employing new staff members. If an interview is booked for you, details of how it is going to be carried out will be advised accordingly as the process will vary between each home.
Please be assured that we will keep you updated as soon as we have any new information to share and we would like to thank you for your support at this time. For your further information please see our COVID-19 risk assessment to reassure you that we are taking all necessary precautions required at this time. Covid 19 Risk assessment
If you require any more information about Coronavirus please visit:
Gov Website – https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/