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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We continue to address the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in line with Government advice.

We are committed to protecting people we support during this time and have developed continuity plans to ensure the support we provide isn’t compromised, even during lockdown circumstances.

To ensure that we are able to react quickly to any changes in Government guidance or local circumstances, our executive and senior leadership teams are meeting a minimum of three times a week. All Brandon staff are being provided with a comprehensive briefing at least once a week. This brief summarises the latest advice from Government and other official sources, and clearly sets out the actions that staff should take as a result.

We are continually monitoring and adapting our plans in line with guidance from the Government and Public Health England.

If you need more details

  • If you are someone we support, please speak to your locality manager or team leader.
  • If you are someone closely connected to someone we support, please contact your locality manager who will be up to date through our staff briefings.
  • If you are a candidate who has applied or going through the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment specialist for your area. Contact details can be found here.
  • For all other contacts, please get in touch with the person you usually deal with here at Brandon.

Visiting policies

In line with the latest Government guidance, the visiting policies for each house where people are supported will be based on a Dynamic Risk Assessment. 

We will work with families and local professionals to find the right balance between the benefits of visiting on wellbeing, and the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to each individual we support, and the people they live with.

Where the people we support have the capacity to make decisions around visitors themselves, we will support them to understand the guidance, both in relation to both visiting, and the new national restrictions.

If you have any queries around visiting, please get in touch in the usual way (i.e. directly with the person supported, or through the staff support team).

Arrangements over the Christmas period

We are currently awaiting the publication of detailed guidance around Christmas arrangements for Care Homes and Supported Living. We anticipate that this will be available by 4 December. Once we have this guidance, we will communicate with the people we support and their families as soon as we can. 

COVID-19 Update for Families from our Chief Executive

A COVID-19 update from our Chief Executive, Sue Porto, for the families of people we support. Filmed in early November, Sue summarises our current approach to visiting, in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Further information

  • For general information on COVID-19, including symptoms and testing, please visit the NHS website
  • For more details on the new National Restrictions, please visit the Government website.

This web page was last reviewed on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

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