As a company, Country Court have always followed thorough infection control procedures, as we know this is the bedrock to safety. These practices mean we have been as well-equipped as anyone to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak but have still increased our measures to reduce its impact. All of our staff have worked extremely hard during this period to keep our residents safe and we have limited the number of cases across all of our homes, far below the national average. While there have been cases in some of our homes, many of these have been isolated and the vast majority of people have recovered to be safe and well.
For more information on how any of our homes are coping, please do contact them directly and ask any questions that you need. We are still welcoming new residents into our care, as we understand the vital role that we play in looking after them during this difficult time.
As of late January, all staff and residents in every one of our 33 homes have been offered the vaccine. We are extremely pleased that everyone who consented and was able to receive the vaccine has had their first injection. For those that have been unable to receive the vaccine, as well as new residents, we are working closely with the relevant authorities to arrange these as soon as possible. Many of our homes have now had their second injection dates confirmed, which is eagerly anticipated. For more information on this, please contact our homes directly who will be able to advise on the vaccination process.
We felt it was important to show the extensive measures we have taken in our homes, which can be seen in our 'Commitment to Safety' document here. This document includes information on testing, PPE and infection control.
For a quick snapshot on our work during the pandemic, you can also see our Covid-19 Infographic here. If there is anything else you would like to know, please do ask.
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 22nd February, we are delighted to be allowing visits to each of our homes. We are following the government guidance on these visits, while also trying to make them beneficial for everyone. Details on how this works differs home to home, but to get an idea you can see our sample guidelines here.
We know how valuable it is for families to be kept up to date on their loved ones; throughout this period, we have been committed to maintaining regular contact with all next of kins to ensure transparency and reassurance. Much of this has taken place with individual phone calls, but we have also sent regular communications via email. To get a better understanding of these, please see our historical communications here.
Most importantly, if you have any questions around how our homes are operating please don't hesitate to ask the Home Manager, who would be more than happy to show you how we are keeping residents safety and well-being at the forefront of everything we do.