What happens if many team members become affected? how will we manage to care for the residents?
Whilst we have had a number of team members absent with symptoms of COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic, or other team members who have been advised to shield or self-isolate, many of them are now back in work and our teams remain at capacity. We also take measures to ensure that we don’t have people crossing between our care homes unnecessarily.
Now that we are able to test our team members and the national test and trace service is operational, we are able to support our team members quickly to isolate. We also have an expectation that our team members will act responsibly to protect themselves from the risk of exposure.