COVID-19

Bluebird Care is keeping fully abreast of developments relating to the continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the UK and Ireland.

How to get in touch

Our offices remain open, however following government guidance we are limiting visitors to appointment only.  If you would like to get in touch please do so directly on our:

  • Office number 01889 358588 
  • Emergency oncall - you will find this in your care plan
  • E-mail eaststaffs@bluebirdcare.co.uk

If you are experiencing an emergency and need to speak to a member of the team please call us on the oncall number provided.

 

What we are doing to protect our staff and customers…

As part of our high standard of training requirements, our teams are already trained in infection prevention and control.

We have also taken a number of further vital steps to protect our staff and our customers, including:

  • All employees have been offered the Covid-19 vaccination.
  • All employees are required to undertake weekly PCR swab testing.  
  • Made sanitising hand gel available to staff free of charge as a further precaution
  • Ordered additional provisions of gloves and aprons
  • Provided full guidance to all staff about the virus and the importance of hand washing
  • If a member of staff has a positive confirmed diagnosis of Coronavirus we will report this to the relevant bodies and ensure they complete the relevant isolation period.

 

Advice for prevention

At the time of writing this notice, there has been a number of cases reported in the UK and this number is steadily rising. However, as with any other virus, the best way to prevent infection and spread is to avoid being exposed to it. You can help to prevent the spread of any respiratory outbreak by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin straight away, or sneeze into the bend of your elbow, then wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with persons who have respiratory illness symptoms.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are unwell, stay at home and contact the 111 Coronavirus helpline (valid in all countries of the UK)
  • If you are asked to self-isolate please follow the NHS Advice

-Video from WHO - 6 Ways to Protect Yourself

 

Useful links for further up to date information

For the most up-to-date information you can visit The Department of Health and Social Care or see the below links for various official sources.

 

 

How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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