14th January 2021 – Vaccine Day. At 11.00 hrs today a team of 4 people made up of a GP, a District Nurse and 2 Administrators arrived promptly to start vaccinating our residents. We turned the dining room into the vaccination centre and with military precision we were ready to go as soon as they walked through the doors. With Vera Lynn playing on Alexa as requested by Audrey the residents showed they were ready and willing to take the fight to the virus. All of the residents were able to have the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and with 3 doses left over at the end we were able to vaccinate 3 members of staff who were unable to have the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine 2 weeks ago.
6th January 2021 – Lockdown 3. As we enter the start of 2021 we find ourselves in another lockdown however, our visitors indoor pod will remain open for the time being. Please use the booking system to arrange a visit. We are continually chasing up the vaccine for our residents but supplies of the vaccine are what’s holding up the process.
31st December 2020 – Yes New Years Eve and staff from Summerleaze were able to access the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at RD&E. This was conducted like a military operation as we had a specific 2.5 hour time slot to get up to 48 members of staff to the RD&E. Lunch was brought forward for the residents by 30 minutes and everyone was able to attend their appointment, unfortunately 2 members of staff were not allowed the vaccine due to allergies so they along with our residents are eagerly awaiting the Oxford/AstraZeneca.
28th November 2020 Our new visitors booking system is now up and running from our website, please go to the home page and click on the “Book a visit” button or you can book through the visiting us page underneath the picture of the pod there is a link directing you to the correct page.
On Monday 16th November we will be opening up our new indoor pod for visitors. We will be phoning round to book people in or alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday 31 October 2020, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that new national restrictions would come into force across England from one-minute past midnight on, Thursday 5 November 2020.
The actions the Government are taking include:
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
- Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
- Closing certain businesses and venues.
It is hoped these measures will reduce the growth in the number of cases of the COVID-19 virus and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed, whilst ensuring that schools, colleges and universities stay open and that as many people as possible continue to work.
June 2020 – We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, following public health advice. We’ve a detailed set of criteria to follow before our home can be reopened safely to limited visiting either by families of existing residents or by potential new residents.
As part of our approach to reopening we have started to allow visitors to come and see their relatives in the garden. We’ll continue to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal and will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones.
Our residents have access to an ipad and some of our residents have enjoyed using face time should you wish to speak to your relative in this way then please let us know.
We are producing a monthly newsletter and sending this out via email please let us know if you would like to be added to our list of relatives who already receive this.