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Essex County Care

Essex County Care

Updates on Pandemic Flu

Currently, we are not accepting visitors to the care homes unless its an emergency. If you have a query visiting the home, please contact the home manager first.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.

 

 

Message from the CEO

 

The CEO is taking a lead and providing leadership and support during this current crisis. There is a Senior Leadership Team with strategic personnel to support all staff on a regular basis. Events are monitored as they happen and acted upon accordingly.
In order to safeguard the frontline support, HQ staff have been designated to work from home effective 23/03/2020. All backup communication equipment has been provided.
Therefore, in this respect, the company's key personnel are in operation at all times:
    a. By way of advice and support
    b. logistics/transport
    c. Provision on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    d. Others as may required
Please be reassured that the company will support you in all aspect. If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for continued support and dedication to our residents.

 

Dr D Vive Kananda
CEO

 

 

Pandemic Flu Policy

 

Johnson Care Group Ltd strives to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. This policy outlines our overall response to a pandemic influenza outbreak and our emergency preparedness and business continuity plan. It outlines specific steps the Company will take to safeguard employees' health and well-being during a flu pandemic while ensuring the Company maintains essential operations and continues providing essential services to our residents. In addition, it provides guidance on how we intend to respond to specific operational and human resource issues in the event of a flu pandemic.

 

This policy also provides a planned response to a flu pandemic with clearly described roles and responsibilities across the Company, such that in the event of a serious outbreak, the Company can coordinate and manage a safe and effective response to the demands such an incident will have on staff and visitors whilst protecting and maintaining core services.

 

The Company's Policy on 'Pandemic Flu' can be downloaded from the following link:

Download Pandemic Flu Policy March 2020.pdf

 


 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance to Care Home

 

A UK Government Issue

 

 

The government has issued guidance to care homes on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, saying facemasks do not need to be worn in residential settings.

The Department of Health has said care workers do not need to wear facemasks, stating they 'only need to be worn by infected individuals when advised by a healthcare worker, to reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to other people'.

The guidance adds that it ‘remains very unlikely that people receiving care in a care home or the community will become infected’.

Public Health England (PHE) recommends that the best way to reduce any risk of infection for anyone is good hygiene and avoiding direct or close contact (within 2 metres) with any potentially infected person.

Download COVID-19 Care Home Guidance.pdf

Updated Covid-19 Government Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-on-residential-care-provision

 

COVID-19: interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks

https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/all-services/covid-19-interim-guidance-dbs-other-recruitment-checks

 

Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision - GOV.UK

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/20/key-worker-official-list-of-uk-personnel-who-can-still-send-children-to-school

 

 

Key Contact

 



Helpline: +441702433335
Email:response@johnsoncare.com