Publication - Advice and guidance

Open with Care - supporting meaningful contact in care homes: guidance

New guidance supports meaningful contact to resume between adult care home residents and their loved ones, beginning with visiting up to twice a week. This guidance is now possible due to all the COVID-protections in place. Everyone has as important part to play in continuing to protect against COVID-19 in care homes.

36 page PDF

919.5 kB

36 page PDF

919.5 kB

Contents
Open with Care - supporting meaningful contact in care homes: guidance
06 Conditions for resuming indoor visiting Checklist

36 page PDF

919.5 kB

06 Conditions for resuming indoor visiting Checklist

Open with care

Checklist: Conditions for resuming indoor visiting

1 No Outbreak - No active outbreak in the home or outbreak declared over and Health Protection Team sign off

2 IPC Compliance -

  • Compliance with Infection Prevention Control measures
  • Physical distancing in place

3 PPE -

  • Adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment in place
  • Visitors supervised for donning and doffing

4 Visitor Screening - Exclusion of visitors with COVID symptoms

5 Visitor Testing - Lateral Flow Device testing of asymptomatic designated visitors

6 Staff Testing - Testing of staff as recommended

7 Designated Visitors Agreed -

  • Agreed between care home and resident/proxy
  • Individualised visiting care plan agreed

8 Residents' Vaccination - High level coverage and a robust process to ensure continued coverage of staff and residents

9 Clinical Oversight Team - No concerns about care home quality assurance indicators

10 Directors of Public Health - Local public health oversight and advice on visiting policies

Proceed with visiting

The above checklist outlines the local conditions that should be in place to support safe meaningful contact.


Contact

Email: CareHomesCPAG@gov.scot