Domiciliary care agency responds to lockdown restrictions with enhanced testing


A leading domiciliary care agency based in Berkshire has today responded to the newly-implemented UK lockdown measures by introducing improved weekly testing procedures for all care staff and management.

County Carers, who provide bespoke care for over 58 vulnerable elderly and disabled individuals, have this week begun testing all 53 members of care staff and management with the antigen tests.

Eloise Wakeford, Founder and Managing Director of County Carers, said: “Continuity of care for the vulnerable is essential, especially during the current environment where our patients are unable to see their family. Our enhanced Coronavirus testing means our residents will see the same familiar carers each week to provide the reassurance many of the vulnerable need during these difficult times.”

“The fact that support bubbles remain unaffected and communal religious worship is allowed provides a clear risk. Every individual domiciliary carer will complete over 52 tests during the following few months to ensure our carers are Covid-19 free and our patients remain safe.”

Earlier this month, the County Carers domiciliary care staff and management completed a non-stop 12 hour fitness challenge inspired by Joe Wicks’ 24 Hour PE Challenge, completing various fitness activities over the course of twelve hours while dressed as elves. The charity event was live streamed and raised over £1,373 for The Alzheimer’s Society.

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