Residents at Prince Edward Duke of Kent in Essex receive their first vaccinations
Vaccination roll out
All eligible residents have now been offered and received their Covid-19 vaccinations. In addition, all residents have been offered their Booster vaccination and as of November 2021, over 50% have received the Booster, with the roll out continuing. Over 1,000 staff members have benefitted in receiving the vaccine to date.
From 11th November, all staff working within an RMBI Care Co. Home will be either fully vaccinated or medically exempt. This will also apply to all visiting professionals. Without appropriate evidence of full vaccination status or medical exemption, a person will not be permitted entry into a care home.
Lateral flow tests (LFT)
Our residents and staff receive regular tests for Covid-19. All visitors to our Homes must also undergo an LFT and receive a negative result prior to meeting residents. All staff members in our CQC registered Homes in England are tested twice a week, which enables quick and early detection of the virus. Our Welsh Homes are closely following the Welsh Government guidance.
In line with Government guidance, care home residents can now participate in out-of-home visits without having to self-isolate on their return to their care home.
Our commitment to safety, health and wellbeing
Our priority remains the safety, health and wellbeing of our residents and staff members during the current crisis. We are proactively planning for the improvements we hope the vaccine will bring, and guided by the Government, Public Health England and Wales. Our Homes are safely able to welcome new residents, support family visits and provide Home tours, thanks to our robust infection prevention and control measures. We also remain in regular contact with our residents’ families, to update on the actions we are taking to keep our Homes safe.