As restrictions ease across the UK, Enhance Healthcare Ltd continue to do all they can to protect the safety of their residents, staff and visitors.
Scotland’s latest guidance to care home visits was updated on 31st January 2023. This update continues to focus on easing measures being taken whilst ensuring safety remains a top priority.
Open with Care has also been introduced in Scotland, setting out the key principles and expectations for care home providers, care home staff and visitors and focusing on supporting meaningful contact in adult care homes.
To help enforce the updated guidance, the Care Inspectorate will receive an extra £186,000 in funding in 2022 to help them support visiting rights, including helping care homes attain the resources they need. A further £90,000 in additional funding will also be provided in 2023.
Enhance Healthcare Ltd continue to follow safe practices, and may restrict visits in the case of an outbreak to protect the safety of residents, visitors and staff.
Residents will continue to be allowed to be visited indoors by a ‘named visitor’, even during a COVID-19 outbreak or if the resident has tested COVID-19 positive and must isolate, as long as the visitor has been fully vaccinated.