Get closer this Winter
For the best part of 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has prevented us from spending quality time with our loved ones. For most of us, we can utilise modern technology, such as Zoom calls and What’s App to stay in touch. However, it is not so simple for some of our most vulnerable in hospitals and care homes.
There are 1.4m chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK, making this a major issue that is now widely recognised in society today. - Age UK.
Finding the right balance
Care home providers, families and local professionals should work together to find the right balance between the benefits of visiting on wellbeing and quality of life, and the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to social care staff and vulnerable residents as we enter national restrictions.
The UK government has outlined guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID. This guidance sets out measures that can be put in place to provide COVID-secure opportunities for families to meet using visiting arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and regular hand sanitising.
How we can help
Plastock are passionate about people, and we are striving to create an adaptable range of large, floor standing screens, table top screens, clear signage, floor markers, and hand sanitiser stations so that we can get closer than ever to our loved ones and patients and get through the winter ahead into a brighter 2021.
This blog has been created as our response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The document is our best interpretation of how to manage office space and social distancing safely. If you have any questions about the information, get in touch with our friendly team here, or shop the full range of Covid-19 protection here.