Response to COVID-19

At Acuity Care Group, we understand that the last couple of years have been challenging for everyone. As we continue to learn how to live safely with Covid-19, there are actions we can all take to help reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 and passing it on to others. These actions will also help reduce the spread of other respiratory infections, such as flu, which can spread easily and may cause serious illness to the people we support. The safety, health, and wellbeing of the people we support, and our workforce, is paramount. Vaccination remains the primary protection measure against Covid-19, reducing the risk of serious illness, hospitalisation, and death.

To minimise the risk to people we support, we continue to actively engage with our workforce and encourage all staff to get vaccinated against Covid-19, whilst also stressing the importance of other seasonal vaccines, such as the flu vaccine. Additionally, we ensure staff are provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes aprons, gloves, hand sanitiser and face masks, whilst remaining vigilant with personal hygiene and following the latest Government advice regarding the correct use of PPE.

Now that a vast majority of restrictions have been removed, testing remains important to us to ensure robust protection continues for the most vulnerable to Covid-19. All Acuity staff members have access to Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing kits via their divisional line manager, should they develop symptoms of Covid-19.

Any staff with symptoms of a respiratory infection and a high temperature, or anyone who has symptoms of a respiratory infection and does not feel well enough to carry out normal activities, is advised to try and stay at home, avoiding contact with other people as per Government guidelines.

The policies and procedures we have in place follow the latest guidelines set out by the Government, NHS England & Department of Health and Social Care England.

Our teams of Complex Care Managers & Service Managers are in regular contact with our clients and staff, to advise them of any updates or changes to their daily routines. We want to assure you that we are here if you need us; please feel free to contact Our Head Office, or your manager, with any concerns you may have. You can find the relevant contact information on our Contact Us page.

We have successfully worked with a number of ICB’s, CCG’s and local authorities throughout the UK during the pandemic to help people leave hospital and live independently at home. From avoidable admissions to rapid discharges and end of life care, our Covid-19 response service is designed to help patients get back to their own homes.