Whilst the Government announced some changes last night Age UK North Tyneside and EveryDay Care does not intend making any further changes to those in our existing Phase 1 plan which was announced last Thursday.
Phase 1 which starts 11.05.2020 means we will continue as we are currently, until we are advised by Dawn McNally, Chief Executive.
For those staff whose normal place of work is the Bradbury Centre we will allow “selected” staff to come in and prepare their work area for our new ways of working. This will be done on a rota basis which is being managed by our Heads of Service.
We are not rostering the following staff to come into the Bradbury Centre:
- Staff with caring responsibilities, including children at home
- Staff who would have to use public transport to travel to and from work
All staff will uphold the following controls:
- Do not come in if you feel unwell, let your Line Manager know as you would normally
- Wash your hands regularly and especially when you come into the Bradbury Centre and last thing before you leave
- Keep 2 metres apart from other people, there will be a maximum of four people in the building at any one time, including a key holder
- We have set up a PPE Station which includes aprons, gloves and face masks. We strongly advise staff to wear the aprons and to dispose of any worn items in the bins provided. The PPE is being provided for those staff who will feel more comfortable with additional protection.
BBC Look North Special Report
We contributed video footage for a special report for BBC Look North which aired 11.05.2020. This piece covered how our customers are coping during lockdown and their reaction to Boris’ speech last evening, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWJfOSScL2w
Dementia Action Week
It is Dementia Action Week this week so a great opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and how we support those families living and caring for someone with dementia. Our websites have been updated with relevant information including our new Peer Support Group specifically for carers. These take place by Zoom on Mondays.
We are expecting to deliver another 200 food parcels this week taking our total to 750 which is incredible and hugely appreciated by the recipients.
Staff absence remains at 6% today therefore no change which is fantastic news.
We sadly have two customers within Extra Care Housing Schemes with C19 symptoms, where infection controls have been increased to the highest levels. Both customers have mild symptoms and will be in isolation for 14 days.
Our staff have had some difficulties reinforcing lockdown procedures with families. Our Head of Professional Care Services, Kerry Parker has requested additional support from North Tyneside Council and our Registered Social Landlords to reinforce the messages that we remain in lockdown to ensure customer safety.