With the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolving daily, we are following the government guidance to ensure that we continue to act in the best interest of the people who live, visit and work at Culliford House.
Our Coronavirus Committee is reviewing and monitoring the situation every day, so that we take a proactive and flexible approach to our response and working practices in order to protect our residents and ensure they continue to receive the highest quality of care.
We will share updates with you as the situation progresses. If you have any questions regarding our plans to manage the outbreak of coronavirus, you can email email@example.com
Visiting Culliford House
To prevent the spread of coronavirus a decision was made on 18th March to close the home to Relatives and all non-essential visitors.
The following procedures are currently in place:
- Culliford House will only allow essential visits, this means for anyone who is extremely ill, on end of life or if it is a visiting professional e.g District Nures.
- All deliveries to Culliford House must be left at the door/drop off point and delivery people must not access the home.
- Contactors will only be able to access the home for essential works on a pre-agreed basis.
- Any staff or contractors who display flu like symptoms (specifically – shortness of breath, fever, cough or cold) will not be able to access the home. NHS England guidelines states anyone with mild symptoms must now self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days.
- All external entertainers/performers and hairdressers will not be permitted to access our home during the pandemic.
Staying in contact
We know this is an uncertain and worrying time for everyone, and the “social distancing” and safeguarding measures we have in place for visiting Culliford, while necessary, go against our nurturing instincts as humans. We are working hard to support the use of technology to allow video calls to take place over Skype or Face Time to help with this. Our Facebook page and website is a great way to see what our home is doing and for keeping up-to-date on everything your loved ones are doing.
Our residents (and staff) would also love to receive cards, letters, pictures etc from you and your family/friends, so please do send them to us.
As I mentioned last week, although we will not be holding our annual Easter Tea, we have plans in place to make sure everyone has a special day.
Raffle tickets can still be purchased by putting some money into an envelope with your name and amount enclosed for ‘Easter Raffle’. If you post envelope through our letter box ring the door bell and keep your distance from the door we can acknowledge the receipt of your money.
The draw will take place on Easter Sunday. Tickets are £1.00 a ticket
Staffing and recruitment
The work of all Culliford House staff is critical to the COVID-19 response and therefore all of our staff are granted the Key Worker status. This ensures that we can maintain our staffing levels as those with children are prioritised for education provision. We are continuing to work with our staff team to make sure that we can maintain the well being and safety of our residents in the event of any member of staff needing to self-isolate.
We would also like to welcome Erin to the team. Erin has been with us since January this year on work experience from Weymouth College. Erin will be joining the team working part-time and we look forward to welcoming her to the Culliford Family.
I will continue to keep you updated weekly with what we’ve been up to and Covid19 information and updates.
Take Care and Keep Safe.