Covid-19 Update

Penpergwm House has to date not had Covid-19 and we are very proud of getting through over a year without the infection invading our Home.  We follow the guidance from Public Health Wales and Welsh Government very closely and continue to do so in order to keep our Residents safe.

Current Status – MAY 2021

  • 100% current Residents are double vaccinated (Oxford Astrazeneca)
  • 96%  Staff are double vaccinated (Pfizer)
  • Every member of staff on site is PCR tested once a week and LFD tested a further two times a week
  • Masks are worn at all times within the Resident’s Home
  • Any Resident who returns from hospital self-isolates in their room for 14 days
  • Any new Client will also have to self-isolate for 14 days – under review 13.5.21
  • Full PPE is worn by EVERY member of staff for any Resident who is self isolating and is worn correctly.  You will have lots of visitors if self isolating don’t you worry!

COVID19 VISITING REQUIREMENTS
(17th May 2021)

Going Out Policy

Visit Type Arrange with LFD Test Arrival Time Duration of visit Visitor Numbers Parking Location Physical Contact PPE Visit Declaration Other
Video Call Office No N/A Unlimited N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Penpergwm will call when client is ready
Window Office No 10 mins before, stay in vehicle, phone to advise arrival Unlimited Unlimited Front car park No No No Communication through window using telephones.
Garden

New Gazebo is now in place to help with the odd shower or heatwave!

https://penpergwmhouse.org.uk/enhanced-outside-visiting

Office No 10 mins before, stay in vehicle, phone to advise arrival. Flexible depending on demand Unlimited Rear car park Yes

If holding hands, face masks to be worn

No Yes Wait at rear gate for a staff member to escort you to seating area.
The 2 metre Social Distance rule must be observed throughout the visit
 i.e. stay on the opposite side of the table and do not pass anything to the client
Walk Around We would be delighted if you wanted to continue your visit with a walk (or wheel) around our Garden and grounds with your relative, for an extended time.
Indoor Visit in Reception Area

(please note this is not completely private)

Office Yes 30 mins before  to accommodate testing, stay in vehicle, phone to advise arrival. 30 minutes Only two designated visitors allowed.  They can come from two different households but will need to socially distance during the visit. Front car park Yes

If holding hands, face masks to be worn

Once seated face coverings may be removed and only worn if hand holding or when you leave Yes You will be provided with  a disposable face covering and required to wash your hands before your visit in our facilities.
Bedroom Visit Registered Manager Yes 30 mins before to accommodate testing, stay in vehicle, phone to advise arrival. 30 minutes One family member at a time by prearrangement.  Exceptional circumstances apply. Front car park Yes

If holding hands, face masks to be worn

Full PPE Yes Arranged for specific circumstances
Note: We do support visits from children and young people. However, it is generally preferable to avoid indoor visits from young children because it can be difficult for them to socially distance. Please let us try and agree visits involving children in advance, so this can be risk assessed. Babies and very young infants do not need to be counted as an additional visitor, where designated visitor restrictions are in place.