Visiting guidance has now changed...
'Freedom Day' is the day we have been looking forward to for a while and we are very pleased to officially say that there is no longer a limit on named visitors for care homes. Meaning we can all be together once again and many can now see their loved ones for the first time in over a year. It’s safe to say, it’s all rather exciting!
Although this day brings a lot of excitement, we will still be asking people to take certain precautions to ensure that everyone feels safe and to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 to those most vulnerable.
We will kindly ask visitors to do the following:
- Book their visits in advance (to allow us to keep everyone safe and of course, prepare for your much-anticipated arrival)
- Take a Lateral Flow Test on arrival
- Wear appropriate PPE and follow all infection prevention and control measures
In doing this we hope to ensure that we can continue visiting our loved ones without the strict limitations we’ve all experienced over the past year. However, please be aware that if there are positive Covid-19 cases, visits may be delayed at any time without notice. Please speak with the Home Manager about current circumstances and how to book your visit.
There are many things we’re looking forward to now that restrictions have eased but we understand this could all take a little while to get used to. So if you’re feeling anxious about restrictions being lifted, here are a few places to seek advice and help going forward:
- 11 tips to cope with anxiety about coming out of lockdown- The Government
- How to manage feelings of anxiety as lockdown eases - Rethink
- Tips on looking after your mental health- The Mental Health Foundation
- Coming out of lockdown: staying safe and managing anxiety- The British Heart Foundation
We really look forward to welcoming everyone back and know that our staff and residents are eagerly waiting to say hello. We would also like to thank everyone for their patience and support during the last year, it has been greatly appreciated by everyone at Notaro Homes.
Remember to stay safe and be kind. We look forward to seeing you soon!