We are closely monitoring the latest advice and guidance relating to the global spread of COVID-19, formerly known as Coronavirus. We have robust procedures in place and the health and wellbeing of the people we support and our staff team remains our highest priority.
We are working together with our services to minimize the risks and ensure we are well-prepared for the challenges COVID-19 may present for us as a social care provider. Our action so far is in line with Public Health England’s official guidance; you can find out more about the Government’s approach on the PHE website. The NHS also has valuable information about the virus and what you should do if you think you have symptoms, available online.
The UK recently moved to the delay phase of its response. For more information about what this means visit the PHE website. We have business continuity plans in place for every service that will support the uninterrupted delivery of care and support should this be the case. At present our service delivery continues as normal, however as we respond to the latest advice and guidance there may be some changes to the way our services operate, such as the activities the people we support undertake or restrictions on non-essential visitors to our services. Where such action is necessary, we will communicate locally.
If you are a friend or family member of a person supported by Priory Care Services, please refer to that latest guidance before visiting our services.
If you think you have symptoms, please do not visit our services – you should self-isolate for 7 days in the first instance, and contact NHS 111 if your symptoms worsen or last longer than 7 days.
If you do pay a visit to one of our services, please be prepared for enhanced infection control procedures, including, but not limited to:
You should also try to come prepared with tissues, to catch, bin and kill any germs from sneezes/coughs during your visit.