We are extremely thankful to our staff who have done a great job during the pandemic to keep our residents and also themselves as safe as possible.
So far, we are clear of the virus and we are following strict measures and procedures in line with the guidelines to minimise the potential risks.
Holmleigh was very proactive and we closed the home to external visits 3 weeks before the lockdown was announced, in anticipation of the increased risks to our residents and staff.
We stocked up on PPE and made sure we have plenty masks, gloves, sanitisers, aprons and visors.
Everyone entering the home needs to wear a mask (available at the door) and use the sanitiser when entering and exiting the building.
Visits have been re-introduced recently in the garden, pre-booked and with social distancing measures in place.
Residents and staff are tested periodically and infection control measures have been tightened.
We are monitoring temperatures on a daily basis.
Our staff doesn’t work anywhere else and we do not have agency staff.
All new admissions, either from other care homes, hospital or home, are screened and a negative test is required.