Coronavirus

7th February 2022

Visitors - Both Inwood House and Fairfax House welcome visitors in accordance with government guidelines, which from today, 31st January 2022, has removed the restriction of 3 named designated visitors. 

 

We are delighted with this news having been so restricted throughout the pandemic, however, we must still adhere to safe practices. Therefore visits must still be booked ahead to allow us to manage the numbers of visitors in the home at any one time and a negative LFD result is still required before entry. Visits can take place in the home (in-person) in our gardens or using our purpose built visiting pods (for those visitors who have not taken an LFD) .

 

Please call in advance to book and we will explain what will be required prior to you entering the home or visiting pod and how we can make your visit as enjoyable and safe as possible for you and your loved ones. 

 

Essential Care Givers - Will need to take a lateral flow test each day that they visit the home, in line with current staff testing which was updated 4th February 2022. They will also need to receive some basic infection control training, all of which we provide. Please contact the home if you would like more information about becoming an 'Essential care giver' for your loved one.

In accordance with the guidelines all indoor named visitors must take an LFD test each day before entry to the home and wear a face covering. Appropriate PPE is applicable along with other infection control measures (such as hand washing).

If visiting is not possible, we can facilitate having a video call or phone call with your loved one.

Infection control - All staff undergo regular testing, regular hand-washing and wear face masks at all times. We have procedures in place to sanitise and ventilate all areas of the homes.