COVID-19 GUIDANCE, Updated 23 August 2021



Canonbury Residential Home respects and support the right of the residents!

We understand that visiting is crucially important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and quality of life of residents and vital for family and friends to maintain contact with their loved ones.


Government Described Measures:

         “every Home resident can have ‘named visitors’ who will be able to enter the Home for regular visits. There is no limit on the number of ‘named visitors’ that a single resident can have and no nationally set limit on the number who can visit in a single day”


         “named visitors and residents are advised to keep physical contact to a minimum (excluding essential care givers). Physical contact like handholding is acceptable if hand washing protocols are followed. Close personal contact such as hugging presents higher risks but will be safer if it is between people who are fully vaccinated, without face-to-face contact, and there is brief contact only”


         “care homes can also continue to offer visits to friends or family members through arrangements such as outdoor visiting, rooms with substantial screens, visiting pods, or from behind windows”


         “every care home resident can choose to nominate an essential care giver who may visit the home to attend to essential care needs. The essential care giver should be enabled to visit in most circumstances, including if the care home is in outbreak (but not if the essential care giver or resident are COVID-positive), or if the essential care giver is not fully vaccinated and is notified they are a close contact of someone who is COVID-positive.”


Canonbury Residential Home COVID response:

         We ask to contact us prior to your visit so we can arrange SAFE to everyone visit.


         Every visitor  must be tested using rapid lateral flow tests on the day of every visit and produce a negative COVID test prior to their visit. We provide LFT tests to our residents’ named visitors.


         Named visitors are encouraged not to stay long indoors, it is advisable to have only 1 person in the room. We are happy to arrange and support SAFE visits in our garden.


         All visitors advised to maintain SAFE 2 meters distance from others


         We supplied every room and communal areas with masks, gloves and hand sanitiser and advise our visitors to use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the Home; wear mask at all times (visors in case of impaired hearing ensuring the room is properly ventilated), wear PPE when assisting loved one with personal care tasks.


         We are happy to discuss and support our residents and their close family members to have an Essential Care Giver.  ECG will be supported to follow the same testing arrangements, and the same PPE and infection control arrangements, as the Home staff. It is strongly recommended that essential care givers receive 2 doses of vaccine before conducting visits.


         Any items & gifts visitors wish to bring with them on their visit should be something that can be easily cleaned by the care home to prevent cross contamination.



Thank you for your understanding!






Can you answer NO to the following questions?


         have you been feeling unwell recently?

         have you had recent onset of a new continuous cough?

         do you have a high temperature?

         have you noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell?

         have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?

         have you had recent contact  with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or someone with confirmed COVID-19?

         have you returned from an overseas visit recently and are you still in any required or recommended quarantine period?


ON YOUR VISIT we will ask you to :

         consent to a temperature check

         provide evidence of LFT negative result (Reg Nr, date taken)

         Use sanitiser gel when entering and leaving the Home

         Wear masks and maintain SAFE 2 meters


IF there is a declared outbreak in the Home then visiting will need to be restricted only to exceptional circumstances such as end of life and essential care giver visits only.



Thank you for your understanding!