Our commitment during Covid-19
First of all we hope that neither you nor your loved ones have been affected by Covid-19. These are extremely difficult and worrying times, especially for vulnerable people and restrictions might have had a negative impact on you and the person you care for.
Respite care is one way to recharge and slowly go back to more normal times, where you can go out and enjoy social activities.
At Short Term Respite Care we understand this and we are available to step in while you are on a well-deserved break as a primary caregiver or if you need assistance at home while recovering from surgery, injury or from illness including Covid-19.
SHORT TERM RESPITE CARERS ARE UNCOMPROMISING ABOUT COVID-19 AND SAFETY.
As you may know, on July 19th, 2021, England has moved to stage 4 of the roadmap out of Coronavirus restrictions.
We can assure you that we strictly abide by the UK government guidance at all times including of course in our personal lives (social distancing, hand hygiene, use of PPE etc).
All our Carers have had their 2 vaccines. They are signed into the NHS Test and Trace system.
All our Carers are asked to get tested twice a week and before a shift. Usually they do so by self-testing, using the NHS-provided rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests and reporting their results on the NHS website.
Our Carers also use thermometers to provide a quick accurate temperature check to themselves before leaving their house, to your relative when arriving at your home, and at the start and end of each day during respite care, which allows carers to monitor any changes.
We pride ourselves in following strict cleaning protocols and infection control, cleaning and disinfecting working surfaces in the kitchen as well as bathroom equipment, walking aids, door handles, phones etc. as frequently as possible.
We regularly keep up-to-date with the UK government guidance in order to reduce the risk of infection.
Live-in care has proved a safer option for care during the pandemic and we are dedicated to keep it that way.
PLEASE NOTE THAT:
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection or tested positive to COVID-19 (even without symptoms) you must isolate for 10 days - Please follow advice on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.
All members of your household if any must then self-isolate for usually 10 days but please check here for more advice on isolation period: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.
You must also isolate if you have been NHS Traced as a contact of someone who has tested positive.
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of sense of smell or taste) should arrange to have a PCR test. You can follow the guidance here https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
Should you or any member of your household have Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive, our Carers cannot provide respite care to you until all household members' period of isolation is over. This applies regardless of whether you have received both doses of the vaccine.