Updated admissions process
Residents moving in from the community no longer required to self-isolate
Last week the Government announced plans to remove the need for new and returning residents moving from the community to self-isolate for 14 days as part of their admissions process.
Guidance was finally clarified on 24 June, after it had been first released to care homes late on Friday 18 June.
Our teams have now reviewed the full guidance and updated our protocols so that care homes can implement these new procedures for residents moving into an OSJCT home.
From today, new or returning residents, from the community can move into an OSJCT care home without a period of isolation as long as they complete an enhanced testing regime consisting of a minimum of 10 COVID-19 tests (a mix of LFD and PRC) as an essential infection control measure.
At OSJCT, we also offer new and returning residents from the community, the choice to self-isolate for fourteen days and receive in-room care before mixing with other residents. This may be preferable to some, as it will reduce the number of COVID-19 tests required.
Those moving into an OSJCT care home from a health and social care setting will still be required to receive an initial 14 days of in-room care on moving into a home.