Angelcare Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The ongoing presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK remains a significant risk to older people and to those individuals with pre-existing medical conditions. Whilst further positive steps are being taken by the national Governments to relieve some lockdown measures, we are maintaining our extra precautionary infection control protocols throughout Care Home and Home care Business for the safety and wellbeing of all.
Angelcare Residential Living is prepared for the possibility that in order to relieve pressure on the frontline services, there may be an increased demand for accommodation within Angelcare UK Ltd. This may include receiving Service Users back from hospital or from their own home who are COVID-19 positive in order to isolate them. Angelcare Residential Living will work in partnership with necessary bodies such as Public Health England and the NHS to support this, whilst ensuring the wellbeing and safety of its other Service Users and staff.
Angelcare Residential Living understands that staff, Service Users and their families will understandably feel concerned about the risks posed by accepting Service Users from hospital or their own homes who either have symptoms, have no symptoms and have not been tested, or who have had COVID-19 and are no longer symptomatic. Angelcare Residential Living recognises however that there is an obligation to continue to protect the NHS to ensure that there is capacity for the most critically ill. Angelcare Residential Living will ensure that robust risk assessments, with stringent infection control and barrier nursing procedures are in place to ensure that Angelcare Residential Living can support the national effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic
Angelcare Residential Living will communicate clearly with staff, have procedures in place to protect staff who themselves are vulnerable to COVID-19 or who are shielding family members. Furthermore, Angelcare Residential Living will ensure that through careful planning and robust precautions, the wellbeing and safety of Service Users at Angelcare Residential Living are protected and maintained.