As a precautionary measure to protect all Erskine residents, all Erskine Homes closed to all but essential visitors on the 15th March 2020.
The current situation, as at 30th November 2020 is noted below – essential visits will continue irrespective of any other restrictions in place.
Outdoor visiting, for up to six people, from no more than two households is supported across The Erskine Home and Erskine Park Home, once per week. This visit, which can include children and young people can last for up to one hour. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn by all visitors throughout the visit. Indoor visiting was suspended by Public Health on the 2nd September due to the prevalence rates across Greater Glasgow & Clyde area.
There is currently no visiting at our Erskine Edinburgh Home or Erskine Glasgow Home, as advised by the Public Health Teams covering those a Homes.
Visits from people in different (Scottish Government) Tiers. There are no restriction on visitors coming to an Erskine Home from a different tier area, taking account of the Home restrictions noted above.
Christmas. Gifts for residents living in any of our homes are welcome. It is however preferable, where possible that these gifts are sent to the resident ahead of time to allow staff to isolate the gift for at least 72 hours. Where this is not possible we would ask that gifts are isolated at home prior to being brought in and that the gifts are wiped down before being wrapped.
It would be our strong preference that flowers, in cellophane, were not sent to any of our Homes as we know the virus can survive on hard/shiny surfaces for up to 72 hours. We realise this is a theoretical risk, however as we all have the well-being our residents/relatives at the heart of what we do we think it is a risk best avoided.
We will support digital interaction with our residents as much as possible e.g. Zoom, FaceTime, Skype etc.