We have been liaising with the Local Authority and the position (as it currently stands) is that we have to act in the best interests of each individual person who might not have capacity to understand the implications of not following the social distancing measures in place.

It’s also the case that we have to consider the wellbeing of our employees and reduce the impact on absence within teams which could place vulnerable people at risk

Unfortunately, this means:

+ Not allowing (non essential) visitors into people’s homes
+ Not supporting people out to small or large gatherings in the community or other people’s homes
+ Avoiding unnecessary outings

The local authority (adult social care) contact number is (01752) 668000, please be mindful that they are dealing with a high volume of calls at present so only call if absolutely necessary.