Guidelines for Home Visiting
To facilitate the return to normality for the residents following the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been taken to review the visitors booking system which has operated in the Homes for the last two-and-a-half years. This effectively makes visiting unrestricted within the reasonable boundaries requested below. However, it is important to remember that COVID-19 has not gone away, so all those visiting the Homes are respectfully requested to be extremely careful. The need for robust Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) arrangements for the well-being and protection of the residents and staff remain. This not only applies to COVID-19, but for other infectious illnesses such as flu, Norovirus and the common cold (which can have serious consequences for vulnerable persons) and can be very disruptive to the provision of our service.
Last updated: 15:30, 15 August 2022
Arranging your visit
Please bear in mind that all visits are subject to the consent of the resident(s) that you wish to visit. With this in mind it would be helpful to contact the Home prior to your proposed visit in order avoid possible disappointment. This will additionally help staff in supporting the person in readiness for your planned visit.
It is respectfully requested that you do not visit the Home if you feel unwell, have symptoms of a viral illness, or have reason to believe that you may have been in close contact with a person with a viral illness within the previous five days.
Please continue to wear a face mask at all times (unless medically exempt) when in the communal areas of the Home. Although it is recommended that you wear a mask in the residents room it may be removed with the permission of the resident.
Infection prevention and control steps are required, i.e. wash hands thoroughly and use sanitising gel.
Bethesda staff are still required to wear face masks at all times in accordance with current government regulations/guidelines.
For the residents convenience, visitors are respectfully requested to avoid visiting during morning and evening worship periods. However, they are welcome to join residents in the lounge for these occasions if they so wish. If a visit does need to coincide with lunch or dinner and you would like to join your loved one, feel free to let us know in advance and we would be pleased to provide you with a meal (charges apply).
For guidance, usual visiting times are as follows:
Monday to Saturday
11.00am – 12:00pm
1.45pm – 4.30pm
6.00pm - 8pm (except Wednesdays and Fridays when services are broadcast from Galeed Chapel)
Monday to Saturday
10:30am – 12:00pm
2.00pm – 4.30pm
6.00pm - 8pm (except Thursdays when services are broadcast from Bethel, Luton)