To protect those already living in the home, all new residents must have a negative PCR test prior to them moving to a Springdene home.
In line with government guidance, all new residents that move to a care home shall be required to isolate in their room for 14 days and will require further PCR tests.
If a new resident is moving from their own home, and not a hospital setting, they may not need to isolate for the 14-day period if they fulfil the certain criteria:
Where any new resident is required to self-isolate, the care team will help facilitate garden visits with a named-visitor, subject to availability of appointments.
The government guidance removes the restrictions on the number of visitors and number of visits. It also enables residents enjoy visits to a friend or family member’s garden, or to go on walks in places such as parks, public gardens and beaches. Residents may also stay overnight at a family home without needing to shield on their return.
Rapid testing will be used to support other trips outside of the home, which will need to be pre-booked in advance with your loved one’s home.
One friend or family member can be nominated as an essential care giver, offering the resident additional support during visits
We will be continuing visits in our Covid-safe visiting room or garden, so we can accommodate a wider range of family and friends.
Please contact us to find out more