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14th July 2021
Step 4 – Government Roadmap
The government have now confirmed that Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed as planned on Monday 19th July. Moving to step 4 is a balance of risks and we have all been advised to remain cautious.
The majority of legal restrictions will be removed and people will be expected to protect themselves and others through informed choice. The government expects and recommends that face coverings are worn in crowded and enclosed spaces, such as public transport, when mixing with people you don’t normally meet.
The key changes that will be implemented are outlined below:
· No limits on how many people can meet
· 1m-plus rule removed (except in some places like hospitals, or before passport control when entering the country)
· Face coverings no longer required by law
Events and gatherings
· Pubs and restaurants no longer table service only
· No limits on guests at weddings and funerals
· No limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports events but businesses that hold large events will be encouraged to use Covid-certification in “high risk settings” It will remain a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid. Double vaccinated people will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, but these new rules do not come into effect until 16 August 21.
Rockdale Services from the 19th July
As indoor gatherings can take place with no limits on numbers our Support Team and Social Club will now review and update the ‘What’s on’ calendar with proposed events. Events and dates will continue to be advertised in the fortnightly newsletter and our website. There will be no longer a requirement to book in advance. We will however still aim to maintain social distancing where possible and encourage residents to wear face masks.
The Pantry service will also be made available to residents and visitors 5 days a week. You will need to pre-book your lunch by calling Paula direct, on 07525758060. Takeaway service will continue to be made available.
Access to both Beatrice Wilson and Akehurst Lane common rooms will be made available with no limitation on numbers, you will no longer be required to sign in when accessing the rooms. I would however suggest you consider others and remain cautious as there continues to be an increase in the Delta Covid-19 variant.
Support and other staff who need to access your home will ensure that they continue to protect both themselves and residents. If a resident is deemed vulnerable then PPE and face masks will continue to be worn. If a resident has covid symptoms they will refrain from entering unless it is deemed an emergency.
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.
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.
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.
23rd July 2021: 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.