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Memo to residents and their families With new Government guidance giving us a staged approach to visiting in Care Homes, we recognise that it’s important to keep everyone informed as best we can. 11 Jan 2021 – Scotland is in lockdown until 1st Feb in accordance with First Minister. For up to date listing rules please visit Visiting – The Scottish Government issued new guidance effective from Monday 10th August about enlarging garden visiting now and allowing some visiting within the home in a designated area from around 24th August. As before, the procedure and policy will need to be approved by the local Public Health Scotland (PHS) team. We are contacting PHS to inform us of the approval process. It is likely to take a number of days before we get approval and each home will communicate with their families as soon as approval is granted.
  • This will be carefully planned and on a booking system.
  • Each resident will be able to receive visits from up to three designated people from a maximum of two households.
  • Strict protocols need to be in place to provide the best possible protection for residents, but also for staff who are needed to provide the care.
  • Visitors will be expected to wear a face covering and the homes can provide these on entry to the garden. Staff will continue to wear suitable PPE.
  • Seating will be arranged adhering to the distancing advice of 2 metres.
  • We would ask that visitors do not hug, kiss or touch their loved ones.
  • There will be cleaning regimes in place between visits.
  • All visits will be stopped in the event of an outbreak of the virus within the home.
  • Please speak to the manager for specific home information.
We have designated an area to allow visiting within the home and are in the process of drafting the procedure for approval. This will allow one designated person to visit within the home in this area. Because visiting is moving inside and the risks are greater, in order to avoid any infection, this procedure will be longer and we anticipate it will take longer for PHS to give their approval. Indoor visiting will be subject to the points above and also the following, similar to previous garden visits. This will not begin until 24th August at the earliest.
  • This is to be with a single named visitor for each resident.
As always, we would like to thank our staff, residents, their families and friends and all of our suppliers for working together during this difficult time.
Finding the ideal care home is a challenging task but seeking help and advice can make the process easier and help you to make the best decision possible for yourself or a loved one. Our care home manager can meet people who are looking for care everyday and understand what a difficult time it can be for the whole family. The manager or nurses are always happy to talk to anyone considering life at the home and to answer any questions you may have about care in general. Links to websites that contain useful learning tools. Please see in-house advertising for the latest training opportunities.
Health and Social Care Standards
Care Inspectorate
Scottish Social Services Council
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Cooksafe Food Safety Assurance System
Health and Safety Executive
Lothian Joint Formulary
Scottish Human Rights Commission
Tissue Viability
Social Care TV Training courses
Health Protection Scotland
Alzheimer’s Scotland
Age Scotland – Age UK


We are continuously refreshing our Staff’s Training on topics such as Infection Control, Palliative Care, Dementia, Health & Safety, Continence Care aswell as offering new training topics on a regular basis.