The Beeches, Apex 12,
Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7QR
Following the latest Government guidance for visits to care homes published on 16th July we have updated our visiting policy. Full details on local arrangements can be obtained direct from your local home manager, a summary appears below:
There is no longer a limit to the number of different people that can visit. However, we are still requesting that a maximum of two people visit on any one day.
We continue to offer visits to other friends and family members either in the garden or a visiting pod.
Testing, wearing of PPE and maintaining a minimum 2 metre social distance still apply and visits should be booked in advance.
At the discretion of the home manager, it may be possible for lateral flow testing to be completed remotely prior to any visit. Please speak to the home manager for further details.
Residents can visit friends and family outside of the home without the need to isolate on return, but we are taking a number of precautions to minimise the risk to the resident and to other residents of 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.