10th March 2020
As responsible home owners and in line with our company values, the health and safety of all those who reside in our homes is our primary concern and priority. Macklin Care Homes has designated a team to coordinate our Covid-19 safety activities.
We are committed to taking action
And have implemented the following measures:
- We are assessing, monitoring and implementing recommendations and best practice from the WHO and PHA (Public Health Authority).
- We have provided sanitiser stations throughout the buildings.
- We have identified all common touch points and have implemented a thorough sanitisation of these points.
- Our internal communications platforms are ensuring efficient flow of protocols and updates.
- We have circulated PHA guidelines on personal hygiene and travel arrangements to all employees.
- We have displayed PHA guidelines on personal hygiene throughout the homes.
- We have implemented full procedures for sanitising all guest rooms including all touch points, e.g. remote controls, handles, light switches.
- We are committed to providing the additional manpower required to implement best practice procedures.
Consider the following advice on how to protect yourself from Covid-19 infection.
- Review travel guidance from your own country’s Department of Foreign Affairs and the PHA
- Measures to protect against the spread of Covid-19 within the homes:
- Wash your hands properly and regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
- Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
- Read available information and recommendations available the PHA website, social media pages prior to coming to the home.
- High risk groups – those considered to be at higher risk for Covid-19 include the following:
- People with long-term medical conditions – for example heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or liver disease.
If you are in a high-risk group, consider if visiting the home would be in your best interest and the best interest of your loved one.
Discuss your concerns with your Doctor.
- Keep your distance from people who are sick.
- Read distributed leaflets and signage when attending the home.
- Follow the instructions from the home when visiting.
- Please be respectful to the staff who are caring for your loved one and making sure that they follow the instructions given to them by their managers within the home and the group.
Our primary concern is your loved ones safety.
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