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.
As per the new Government announcement on 22nd February 2021, we are pleased to be able to confirm that all of our Homes will be welcoming one nominated visitor, for each of our residents during the week commencing 8th March 2021. All of our residents main contacts have been sent a letter confirming all of the visiting details and the measures that need to be taken in order to ensure that these visits are carried out safely.
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 visits during this time. All designated visitors will need to take a Lateral Flow Test before being admitted into the designated visitor area 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.
We are still encouraging our residents families to use Skype or other forms of video calling in order to keep in visual touch with their loved ones, if they are not the designated visitor for indoor visits. We are also more than happy for families to come and have window visits where possible.
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/