Please visit this page for regular updates on Rockdale’s plans whilst dealing with this unprecedented situation, due to COVID-19.
Rockdale House Care Home (scroll down for Independent Living information)
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 have been very much appreciated.
Our latest communication as of 19th May 2021, can be found by clicking the link here House Update 19th May 2021.
A ‘scrapbook’ page showing what we have been up to can be found here: https://www.rockdale.org.uk/keeping-safe-and-having-fun-in-the-house/or visit our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RHASevenoaks
Student volunteers who were visiting residents in the House continued to write to those residents and produceded some videos to entertain them.
Covid-19 Contingency Plan
Our Covid-19 Contingency Plan can be found by clicking here.
15th June 2021
The Government advised on 14th June that there will be a four-week pause at Step 3 of the roadmap. It is expected that we will move to Step 4 on the 19th July 21, though the data will be reviewed after 2 weeks in case the risks have reduced. This therefore means that Step 3 restrictions remain in place but you can continue with the following:
· Socialise indoors in group of 6 people or 2 households, including overnight stays
· Meet with up to 30 people outside
· Pubs, theatres and other venues can open indoors (with restrictions)
· Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can open for people on holiday
As a result of the pause in Step 3 Rockdale are unable to make any further changes to the services being offered as all social distancing measures and current restrictions need to remain in place.
Rockdale is very committed to ensuring that our ongoing service provision remains safe for all its residents, staff and visitors and resumes fully in line with the roadmap.
Rockdale’s independent living residents are kept up to date regularly by letter. Family members can request copies of the letters via the resident if they would like to be kept informed.
GPs will organise Covid vaccines direct with our independent living residents.
Reception is currently closed but contact can be made via telephone or email.
Update – Government Roadmap – STEP 3
We are now approaching Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown which was issued in February 2021.
Some key stages already introduced and those that will take place from Monday 17th May 21 as follows:
- Shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable residents came to an end on the 1st April 2021.
- Stay at home order came to an end on 29th March 2021.
- Outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or 2 households can take place.
Our in-house Home Help and Support Service has now been fully resumed. Routine repairs service is also fully available, however, appointment times between jobs may be extended due to infection control measures. Staff and contractors will continue to follow social distancing requirements and wear appropriate PPE. This will be reviewed in the line with Step 4 of the government’s roadmap due to be implemented on the 21st of June.
We have made one Guest Room flat available to occupants. If you would like to make a booking, please contact on 01732 458762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Monday 17th May 2021 you will see the following changes:
- Outdoors, most social rules will be lifted – although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal.
- Indoors, the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply.
- Domestic overnight stays are permitted so as long as you follow the same rules.
- Indoor hospitality, entertainment venues such as cinemas, the rest of the accommodation sector, and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will reopen – but social contact rules still apply.
- Larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full will also be allowed, as with those in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4000 people.
- Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions and funerals.
As indoor gatherings can take place our Support Team will now start to organise indoor activities for up to 5 people and larger events outdoors. Events and dates will continue to be advertised in the fortnightly newsletter.
Access to both Beatrice Wilson and Akehurst Lane common rooms will be made available to Rockdale residents but will be limited to 6 residents (no guests) at any one time as strict contact rules still apply.
Step 4 of the roadmap is scheduled for 21st June 2021 where we hope all legal limits on social contact can be removed, but as people will be given the choice on whether to socially distance from close friends and family you are still being urged to remain cautious about the risks of covid transmission and close personal contact.
The Pantry – Beatrice Wilson
The Pantry service will be made available for residents only (no guests) Tuesday to Friday from the 18th May 2021. A takeaway service will remain in place for vulnerable residents. Residents have been giving more information about this by post.
The Sunday service will remain as a takeaway service.
The communal lounge is now open for use for residents only. The rooms will be regularly inspected by Support staff.
We must all remember that COVID-19 remains a part of our lives. We are going to have to keep living our lives differently to keep ourselves and others safe. We must carry on with ‘hands, face, and space’ and continue to comply with the COVID-Secure measures that remain in place. You can contact us email@example.com or 01732 458762
Fortnightly informal newsletters are provided to residents. Creative writing, artwork and memories are shared amongst us.
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.