With all residents and the majority of its staff team now fully vaccinated, everyone is looking forward to welcoming new residents and getting life at the historic Cirencester home back to some sort of normality after more than a year of tough lockdown restrictions.
Contrary to many care homes across the UK, Watermoor House has not had any PPE shortages and has maintained higher than normal staffing levels and to date, no residents have fallen ill with COVID- 19. With the nationwide vaccination programme also continuing at pace, Watermoor House has its own planned timeline of easing restrictions but will continue to respond flexibly to changes in the level of Covid in the local population, as well as following Government guidelines.
Watermoor House Chair of Trustees, Dr Susan Owen, said: ‘None of us could have predicted when we closed Watermoor House to visitors on 11th March 2020, that we would still be living with restrictions to combat it now, over a year later. The restrictions to protect residents and staff from COVID-19 infections have been extremely hard for us all, but I’m incredibly proud of our team, who have rallied magnificently, made huge personal sacrifices and supported one another and our residents to keep cheerful and healthy in mind and body.
We are also very grateful to residents, their friends and families for all the support they have given us in our efforts to keep everyone safe, well and in good spirits throughout.’
Watermoor House provides residential and respite care for up to 39 residents in a homely Georgian manor house at the heart of historic Cirencester. Call for more information on 01285 684564.