While there are worrying signs of rising coronavirus infection rates both nationally and in our county, Coverage Care Services is continuing to take the strongest possible steps to protect residents and staff.
Despite growing concerns around the overall testing regime we are managing to maintain regular and extensive testing of staff and residents. As I write we tested almost 800 people last week and expect to do the same this week.
Staff are being tested on a weekly basis and residents every 28 days unless symptoms are observed in the meantime.
Coverage Care is also continuing to invest heavily is personal protective equipment, which of course protects both the wearer and those they are working with. This is currently costing in the order of £8,000 per week, but is an outgoing we consider essential.
Across the organisation we currently have a small number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19, however all are asymptomatic and, as you would expect, all measures have been taken to isolate them.
It would be incredible if we were to avoid all instances of infection, but where there is an outbreak (defined as more than one case) we will always take protective measures which include closing a unit within a home, or the home itself, to non-essential visitors, as appropriate.
Of course we work always with the aim of having no Covid-19 positive wherever possible.
As ever, thank you for your support and patience in this difficult time.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to more questions and if you have any additional questions please do get in touch using the email address on the FAQ page.