Come to Visit

Thank you  for working with us through months of difficult visiting rules, which I know some of you have felt were unhappily restrictive.

We don’t know if any of “this” is really over but together we have kept Covid out of Coombe and kept all your loved ones safe and well.

As part of the lifting of the Plan B measures in England, from Monday 31 January:

Care home staff in England must already be vaccinated (unless exempt).

By 16 February care workers will be asked to take lateral flow tests (LFTs) before their shifts, replacing the current system which includes weekly PCR tests.

The self-isolation period for those who test positive will be reduced from 14 to 10 days, with the ability to end it even earlier, subject to testing negative on days five and six.

Care homes will only have to follow outbreak management rules for 14 rather than 28 days.

Could I ask that you continue to give us advance warning of visits and LFD test yourselves each time just before you come

Thank you for all your help