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Covid-19 – Omicron
Covid rules are being strengthened once more, in response to concern over the newly identified Omicron variant and there are fears that it could be more infectious and less responsive to vaccines. Precautions are being taken until the Government can properly assess what the new variant’s impact could be, these are outlined below:
- From Tuesday 30th November, face coverings will once again be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England
- All contacts of suspected Omicron cases will be required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of a person’s vaccination status · Anyone entering the UK will require a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival and will need to self-isolate until they have a negative result
The Government will review the changes again in three weeks’ time.
As a result of the increased risks with Omicron, all Rockdale staff are now required to wear face masks when engaging and visiting residents and in all communal areas. We would strongly encourage residents to do the same.
We have also reviewed the activities that have been pre-booked and regret to advise that any event involving singing and/or music have now been cancelled as such events carry additional risks. All other events are still planned to go ahead but we request that residents wear a face mask. This is in order to protect yourself, other residents and our staff. We will continue to review in line with the Government recommendations and any further increase in the Omicron variant.
Our Guest Flats are still available for your visitors, however, a pre-covid questionnaire will be completed before a booking is made. If your visitors are travelling from abroad, we will be requesting evidence of a negative PCR test and if within the UK, a negative lateral flow test will need to be evidenced.
Rockdale House Care Home
Vaccinations have taken place.
We would like to thank the families and the community who have supported Rockdale over the last few months. Your kindness and generosity has been very much appreciated.
Links below click through to relevant information which has been communicated to Rockdale House residents and their families following the most recent Government guidance:
Covid-19 Contingency Plan
Our Covid-19 Contingency Plan can be found by clicking here.
Helpful links to national up to date information:
The UK coronavirus (COVID-19) page will keep you in touch with how the Government is responding.
The NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) page includes a wide range of health-related information.
If you are planning to travel abroad check the Foreign and Commonwealth Officetravel advice page.