The Beeches, Apex 12,
Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7QR
We are anticipating that further guidance will be coming into effect from Monday May 17th for visits to care homes.
From Monday, every resident will be able to nominate up to five consistent, named visitors for an indoor visit, of which up to two can visit at any one time and in any one day. If visiting together, individuals must be from the same household or support bubble.
Children are permitted to visit with family members, but specific rules apply and vary by age group. The care home can give more information. Please accept that the Home Manager’s decision will be final.
As with previous guidance, hand holding whilst wearing PPE remains possible, but hugging is regrettably still not permitted.
We continue to offer visits to other friends and family members either in the garden or visiting pod. Screening on arrival, wearing of PPE and maintaining a minimum 2 metre social distance applies. There is a maximum of 2 visitors per resident at any given time and visits must be booked in advance and confirmed by the home.
Visits may have to be cancelled at short notice should the Covid status of a home change, or if a home is instructed to by local health officials in response to community levels of infection.
We are enormously grateful for the understanding and support that we have received and continue to receive from the families and friends of residents.