Visiting Policy & Booking System

Latest Visiting Guidelines - updated 17th September 2020

Current Level Applicable to County Kildare: Level 2

Restrictions in other counties that may apply to Visitors: County of Dublin - Level 2 Enhanced

Current Visiting Guidance: Visits may proceed as per Level 2 outlined below with the exception of visitors who live in Dublin who are currently under Level 3 restrictions and can only visit in compassionate circumstances. 

Level 1 - Visiting Residents at Elm Hall Nursing Home in Level 1

Overview

In Level 1, the risk of a visitor transmitting Covid is low but the nursing home may impose certain restrictions or request visitors to take additional precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Who can visit

Family members and friends can visit including children aged under 16 in groups of no more than 2 people at a time. Visits must be booked through the Elm Hall Nursing Home website. 

Who should not visit

Persons with Covid-19 symptoms, those who have been referred for a test or are waiting results of a test for Covid-19, travellers who have recently arrived from a place where Covid-19 transmission is widespread, close contacts of known or suspected Covid-19 cases. Visitors with symptomatic household contacts or household contacts who have been referred for testing should not visit. Visitors who live in Counties where the level of Covid-19 restrictions is greater than Level 2 including any county under enhanced level 2 restrictions. 

How often can visits take place

Each resident can avail of 4 visiting sessions per week.

Duration of visits

45-60 minutes per visiting session

Location of Visits

Visits will take place in the residents own bedroom. Visitors may not have contact with other residents and cannot use communal areas or access day rooms. 

PPE required for Visitors

Visitors are required to perform hand hygiene before and after their visit and wear a suitable face covering during their visit. Social distancing should be maintained during the visit. 

Symptom Screening and Checking of Visitors – Temperature and symptom screening on arrival.

Level 2 - Visiting Residents at Elm Hall Nursing Home in Level 2

Overview

In Level 2, the risk of a visitor transmitting Covid is moderate and the nursing home will impose certain restrictions and request visitors to take additional precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Who can visit

Family members and friends can visit including children aged under 16 in groups of no more than 2 people at a time. Visits must be booked through the Elm Hall Nursing Home website.

Who should not visit

Persons with Covid-19 symptoms, those who have been referred for a test or are waiting results of a test for Covid-19, travellers who have recently arrived from a place where Covid-19 transmission is widespread, close contacts of known or suspected Covid-19 cases. Visitors with symptomatic household contacts or household contacts who have been referred for testing should not visit. Visitors who live in Counties where the level of Covid-19 restrictions is greater than Level 2 including any county under enhanced level 2 restrictions. 

How often can visits take place

Each resident can avail of 2 visiting sessions per week.

Duration of visits

30 per visiting session

Location of Visits

Visits will take place in the garden room as a matter of routine. At the discretion of the Person in Charge, visits may take place in the residents room.

PPE required for Visitors

Visitors are required to perform hand hygiene before and after their visit and wear a suitable face covering during their visit. Social distancing must be strictly maintained at all times during the visit.

Symptom Screening and Checking of Visitors – Temperature and symptom screening on arrival.

 

Level 3,4,5 Visiting Residents at Elm Hall Nursing Home in Levels 3,4 or 5

Overview

In Levels 3, 4 & 5, the risk of a visitor transmitting Covid is moderate to high and the nursing home will restrict routine visiting to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This level of restriction will also apply in circumstances where there is an ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 within the nursing home.

Who can visit

Immediate family members or next of kin for compassionate reasons only such as serious illness or a resident who is approaching the end of their life.

Who should not visit

Persons with Covid-19 symptoms, those who have been referred for a test or are waiting results of a test for Covid-19, travellers who have recently arrived from a place where Covid-19 transmission is widespread, close contacts of known or suspected Covid-19 cases.Visitors with symptomatic household contacts or household contacts who have been referred for testing should not visit. Visitors who live in Counties where the level of Covid-19 restrictions is at Level 4 or 5 may be asked not to visit or to take additional precautions.

How often can visits take place

For compassionate reasons, visits can take place as often as deemed reasonable by the Person in Charge.

Duration of visits

Duration of visits is at the discretion of the person in charge.

Location of Visits

Visits will take place in the residents room only.

PPE required for Visitors

Visitors are required to perform hand hygiene before and after their visit and wear a surgical face mask, gloves and apron during their visit.

Symptom Screening and Checking of Visitors – Temperature and symptom screening on arrival.

 

If there is a need for discretionary additional measures, you should contact the Director of Nursing - David Wallace on 01-6012399 or don@elmhallnursinghome.com 

You can book a visiting slot using the calendar below. 

Visiting Appointments may be cancelled if:

> Resident requests not to have a visit

> Visitors have travelled from another country in the previous 14 days not on the 'green list'.

> If the resident is required to adhere to a period of self-isolation

> If on the advice of NPHET, a period of restrictions (lockdown) is implemented for the area around the nursing home.

Visitors will not be allowed to enter/will be asked to leave if:

> Their symptom screening and temperature check indicate that visiting is unsafe to proceed

> The visitor refuses to adhere to infection control guidance such as hand washing, PPE usage or social distancing

> The visitor (or their household contacts) has been referred to testing, tested and awaiting results or has received a positive Covid-19 result in the previous 14 day period. 

> The visitor is not on the residents approved list of visitors (where such restrictions apply).

> The visitor lives in a county under any restriction higher than Level 2

> The visitor is believed to have recently travelled from an area not on the 'Green List' without completing 14 days isolation.

On the day of your visit

Do not attend for your visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19 such as cough, fever, chills, muscle aches and pains, headaches, loss of sense of smell or taste, diarrhoea, vomiting or any other flu-like symptom. 

On arrival, park as normal and phone 01-2118359

Proceed to the gate at the rear of the nursing home leading to the courtyard garden where a staff member will meet you. 

You will be assisted to sanitise your hands and be provided with a disposable surgical face mask. 

A staff member will ask you a series of questions to confirm you have no symptoms of Covid-19, have not recently had contact with a known or suspected case of Covid-19 and ensure there is no risk to the visit proceeding. 

You will be seated in a designated area in the marquee with your relative and the visit will commence. 

We ask you to minimise physical contact as much as possible to protect your loved one throughout the visit. 

Out of consideration we ask you to conclude your visit promptly when the end of the time is approaching so that the next visitor can be accomodated without delay. 

Elm Hall Nursing Home, Loughlinstown Road Celbridge Ireland, W23 P6EX

016012399

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