Visiting Policy

Fairways COVID-19 Visiting Policy

In order to minimise the risk of introducing COVID-19 to the home, we must follow government guidelines, which are gradually easing over time.

Like all of our staff, we strongly advise that visitors have both COVID-19 vaccinations before coming into the home.

Visiting Policy

  • Number of visitors per resident in one session is by arrangement.  We can accommodate a maximum of 4 visitors per resident at any one time however this is at the Home Manager’s discretion and must be agreed in advance.
  • We are currently allowing:
    • Bedroom visits
    • Garden visits
    • Porch visits – these can take place with a screen in-between residents and their loved ones
  • An Essential care giver, who will join the weekly staff testing regime, can visit as often as required in the resident’s room.
  • Visits in exceptional circumstances such as End of Life will also always be enabled.
  • Going out – residents are able to join their visitors outside of the home when invited. Arrangements for this can be discussed at the time.

Visiting Procedure

  • Visits to be booked in advance with the home.
  • Visitors to make themselves known at the front door where you will be asked for evidence of a ‘Negative’ lateral flow test (LFT) taken on the day of the visit, have your temperature taken, asked to sanitise your hands and will be provided with a mask, gloves and an apron. An LFT can be taken at the Home if you cannot take one in advance however this will require you to wait 30 minutes before entering the building.
  • PPE must be worn at all times throughout the visit and social distancing maintained where possible.
  • Visitors will be shown to their designated visiting area where they will be invited to make themselves comfortable.
  • Physical contact is advised to be kept to a minimum.  The government guidance advises that whilst handholding is acceptable, close personal contact such as hugging presents higher risks, however, it is safer between people who are double-vaccinated, as long as face-to-face contact is still avoided.

Change in circumstances

If you are unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms or been to hospital recently please reschedule your visit for a later date.

In the event of a suspected or actual COVID-19 outbreak, visitor restrictions will need to be implemented (essential care givers would be exempt from these restrictions).

The home reserves the right to refuse entry to their home to anyone or request that a person leave the premises, for any justifiable reason consistent with this protocol.