Due to current pandemic, it is the employees responsibility to keep them selves up to date with the current COVID-19 government guidelines. Guidelines can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirusAlso due social distancing staff to regularly up date on training, care plan and risk assessments and any daily changes to staff notice board. 

Staff that present with any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who may have symptoms, must contact the home immediately and not turn up for their shift. All staff on entering and leaving the building must change in to and out of work wear. All staff before their shift starts should have their temperature and O2 levels checked by a senior. Masks to be worn at all times and only be removed during your break, when your in a designated area and two metre distance from others. We strongly advise wearing a mask when car sharing to limit track and trace. If using the Track and Trace app, please disable this whilst in the home.

Covid-19

Staff Support 

Please follow the link to find out about help and support for staff during COVID-19.

This section  guides you to resources to support anyone suffering from anxiety or mental distress during these challenging times.

https://www.carequalitynetwork.co.uk/staff-support

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Please see below for all The Downes policies and procedures relating to Covid-19.

Covid Continuity Plan
Please click on the link below to access all of the information in the continuity plan. 
Business Continuity Plan 2021