Several weeks into the latest lockdown, I thought it might be helpful to provide an update on what we continue to do across MacIntyre to keep everyone safe.
Good personal and domestic hygiene, infection control and testing continue to be at the heart of our approach. We have good supplies of PPE and all our teams know how to request additional supplies if necessary. We are hosting weekly meetings with all our local managers, Health & Safety Manager and senior teams to ensure that we can continue to learn and work through any issues together.
People we support and employees who are clinically extremely vulnerable are shielding. Of course this need to be balanced with the person’s sense of well-being which will be achieved through robust risk and person centred planning.
For most of our teams, access to testing has improved tremendously and implementing regular and thorough testing will identify people who may be positive, quickly helping to manage the situation promptly. Vaccinations for everyone working in health and social care are underway; at MacIntyre 246 employees and a number of people we support have already received their first Covid-19 vaccination, with many more teams booked for vaccinations in the next couple of weeks.
Our staff teams are doing an amazing job to keep education and care consistent for our children and young people and for keeping the adults we support safe, connected and happy.
Sarah Burslem, CEO