Orchard takes risk-based approach to government’s 14-day isolation rule
With 85% of our residents having had both vaccine doses and the reduced ‘sustained community transmission’, we believe it is now appropriate to take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to new admissions, in order to reduce the current 14-day isolation period where possible.
From Thursday 13th May, if a new resident has had one or both vaccine doses, is not moving from hospital and has no covid-19 symptoms, they will only need to isolate until a negative covid test result is returned, which could be as quick as just 24-hours.
This will allow new residents to settle in and make new friends much quicker and will be of particular benefit to anyone enjoying a short stay with us.
While it currently remains best practice for new residents to undergo 14-days isolation upon discharge from a hospital setting, we believe our risk-based approach to other admissions – that considers vaccination status, the area a new resident is moving from and their current isolation status – will benefit the wellbeing of all other residents moving into one of our care homes.