Information for residents, friends and family members of our ShireLiving or Retirement Living schemes.
As many residents have been double vaccinated and will be receiving the coronavirus booster, we have now lifted the requirement for residents to socially distance on the schemes, enabling communal rooms and cafes to be fully utilised by residents.
The cafés have returned to business as usual without the need to pre-order meals. However, it does help us if we know in advance how many people we are catering for. Therefore, if you are happy to continue to pre-order meals then please feel free to do so.
The café will be available to residents and their visitors. No members of the general public will be able to use the café.
Room service will continue to be available.
Shared indoor areas
The shared communal areas and rooms will be available for use by residents and their visitors without the need to pre-book.
Organised social events and activities can now resume. We will be ensuring that organisers are double vaccinated and have carried out a lateral flow test before attending the scheme.
Retirement Living Coordinators (RLC) have now returned to our schemes and our communal spaces including communal lounge areas are re-opening.
- We will still require all staff members to maintain social distancing wherever possible.
- Visits to see the RLC in their office will continue to be by appointment only.
- All staff members will continue to wear a face covering in communal areas.
Communal indoor areas
The communal rooms will be available for use by residents and their visitors without the need to pre-book.
Organised social events and activities can be resumed. We will be ensuring that organisers are double vaccinated and have carried out a lateral flow test before attending.
Please continue to follow government guidance and remind your visitors to follow the guidance when entering the scheme including taking their temperature, sanitising hands and wearing a face covering. We strongly advise that visitors also take a COVID-19 lateral flow test before they arrive.
These are available at pharmacies, test and trace centres and can also be ordered online. This will help to keep everyone safe and reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread within the schemes.