As directed by the Somerset County Council, based on the directive of Public Health England (PHE), it is with deep regret that we have to put care home visits on pause.
While we have been working tirelessly to ensure safe visits in our homes, through dedicated visitation areas, substantial screens, and window visits, compliant with the Adult Social Care Winter Plan 20/21, evidence released by PHE has resulted in the Somerset County Council enforcing the decision to put all visits hold. While we hope this is temporary, it is ultimately for the safety of everyone concerned, and to mitigate further infection in the county.
Somerset County Council had the following to say:
As you will all know, since the outbreak started, we in Somerset have remained hugely supportive of family visitation. That has not changed and we would like to thank so many of you who have put additional precautions in place to enable families and residents to maintain contact.