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Covid 19 & Communicable Disease Statement

The health, safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and staff is paramount, and we can assure you that your priorities regarding safety, care, cleanliness, and enjoyment are ours too.

We take this responsibility very seriously and as such, we have implemented robust infection control measures in line with Government and PHW (Public Health Wales) advice to ensure the safety of everyone who visits, lives and works within our home.

 

These measures include but are not limited to:

  • Wearing PPE

  • Symptomatic multiplex testing for residents and staff

  • Vaccinating and offering booster vaccines to residents and team

  • Enhanced cleaning

  • COVID-19 training

  • Infection Control Training

  • Infection Control Audits

Our visiting arrangements are detailed below, however if you have any questions regarding this,  please contact us

Visiting


Visitors are able to attend the home at any time, without the need for an appointment


Testing/Self Declaration

  • Testing is not required for visitors, however if you are experiencing symptoms of any communicable disease (respiratory, or otherwise) we kindly request that you refrain from visiting until you are symptom free.

  • Visitor forms are also no longer required, however we ask all visitors to please sign in using our visitors book, which is located on a plinth directly in front of you as you enter the door.

PPE/Masks/Infection Control

  • Masks are no longer required for your visit. However the event of an outbreak or an increase in community transmission, masks may be reintroduced following a risk assessment.

  • We request that upon arrival at the home you wash your hands in our salon area prior to attending the residents room/visiting area

  • There are several hand gel points located around the home and we encourage you to use these regularly during your visit

Visits during an Outbreak of Communicable Disease

  • Each resident can nominate 2 essential visitors.

  • Residents can change their essential visitors but not on a regular basis.

  • Essential visitors can continue to visit a home under an outbreak situation as long as the visitor or resident is not positive.

  • Essential visitors can visit whilst the resident is in self-isolation following a hospital stay.


Please be assured we are following all guidance and advice provided by our Local Authority/Health Board, Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government. All our infection control policies, procedures and all other measures are regular review to ensure the high level of care and support that we provide continues into the future.


We are also able to facilitate skype/zoom calls to all residents’ friends and family at any time please contact us at manager@saintdavidscare.com if you wish to utilise the video call services.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please do contact us either via email or by telephoning 01745 353621.


Thank you for your continued support


The Management Team at St David’s

 

 

 

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