Hand washAll Celtic Care care workers carry with them a full complement of PPE & follow infection control guidelines

Response to the Covid-19 (SARS-Cov-2) Global Pandemic

Celtic Care are committed to ensuring all appropriate steps are taken to protect the health and well-being of our care workers, customers and members of the public. We keep up to date with local and national guidelines, at all times, review & update our policies and procedures in relation to these guidelines as and when appropriate. Each location's business continuity plan is being constantly reviewed as the situation develops.

Testing and Vaccination

At Celtic Care all employee's conduct weekly PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests with results provided to their line managers. In addition to this, we also carry out LFD (Lateral Flow Device) tests as and when required. If any employee recieves a positive result they follow current isolation guidelines. If/When this occurs Celtic Care will prepare a list of all customers and care workers the affected individual(s) has been in contact with and they will be provided with current advice and guidelines in consideration of their PPE status while in contact as well as their current vaccination status.

We actively encourage all our care workers to be fully vaccinated not just for their own safety but for the safety of all our customers, their families and other members of our team. As of 1st of April 2022, in-line with legislation impacting all frontline care staff delivering face to face regulated activities in England, all our employees will be fully vaccinated.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All our care workers have completed training on Covid-19, Personal Protective Equipment (including doffing and donning), Infection Control as well as receiving important updates and regular reminders from their line managers. All care workers carry with them a sufficient supply of all items of PPE and are able to collect and top up their supplies during regular office hours.

When within 2 meters and carrying out personal care or domestic duties our care workers will be wearing the following;

  • Disposable Gloves (vinyl or nitrile)
  • Disposable Plastic Apron
  • Fluid Repellant mask (Type IIR)
  • Eye Protection (where there is risk of contact with bodily fluids)

When more than 2 meters from a customer and carrying out domestic duties our care workers will be wearing (as a minimum)

  • Disposable Gloves (vinyl or nitrile)
  • Fluid Repellant Mask (Type IIR)

General Advice for the Covid-19 Pandemic

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 (Catch It, Kill It, Bin It)
  • Avoid close contact with persons showing signs of symptoms
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Cover your nose and mouth by wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces (shops, resteraunts, etc.)
  • Make space by staying at least 2 metres apart
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms, stay at home (unless attending a test site) and book a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus
  • If you are asked to self-isolate please follow the advice from the test and trace service.