Care in Midstream Visitations and Outings
Effective 9 August 2021
When a resident wishes to go on an outing, the presumption should be that these occur in line with general population COVID-19 restrictions/permissions relevant to the local area.
The exception is where there is clear evidence justifying a more restrictive approach, and it is considered a necessary and proportionate course of action to protect the health and safety of other residents in the care home when balanced against the individual circumstances of the resident in question and the benefits which leaving the home may have for them.
Our residents remain a vulnerable population, and communal living arrangements present additional risks. Therefore, general principles and actions to prevent COVID-19 infection and spread remain key both inside and outside of the care home, and everyone has a crucial part in rigorously sustaining these.