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Welcome to Culliford Newsletter

Update and news 26th March 2021

Dear <<First Name>>,

Indoor visiting resumed this week after a year in lockdown. Quite an emotional week for so many! We are also continuing to facilitate outdoor ‘Pod’ Visits as well. 

One Relative said “I can’t thank you enough and say what it meant and what it was like to hold my husband’s hands for the first time in 53 weeks. There are no words to express what it was like as it must be for the other families”.

Just a remainder of what to expect from your first visit.

On Arrival

  • Please ring the main doorbell. Visitors must be well and members of their household to be well when visiting.
  • Temperature check and oxygen levels will be taken. 
  • Your Lateral Flow test will then be taken in the porch area and you will then be asked to wait in your car for 30 mins for test result.
  • Subject to a negative test you will be invited back to the porch area and asked to sign attendance register. In compliance with our infection prevention measures you will be asked to use hand gel to sanitise hands and provided with a facemask and don apron and gloves.
  • Staff will then take you to the designated indoor (conservatory) visiting area via the outside of the home. If you are visiting a relative on end of life care you will be taken to their bedroom and will be advised to use call bell towards the end of visit where staff will escort you to Don and Doff PPE. 
  • Maximum time limit of 30mins per visit only.
  • 1 member of the same household to visit only indoors.
  • Face coverings and PPE must be worn throughout visit.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer drinks during your visit at this present time. 

Other contact can still be supported via letters, emails, telephone calls and video calls using Skype/Zoom/Facetime. We are very grateful for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time knowing the impact this has both on our residents and relatives.

Guidance for care home visiting for visitors.
More info at Summary of guidance for visitors

Indoor visits will be subject to a Lateral flow test and must be in line with government guidance and our infection, prevention, and control measures.
More info at Lateral flow testing in adult social care settings

We are still awaiting confirmation from the frailty team regarding a date. Vaccinations are due again mid April. We will update you again once we have confirmation from the frailty team.

Please do email Marnie Moors our Deputy Manager if you have any questions or concerns.

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If you have any queries regarding our management of COVID-19 you can email

Website informations

COVID-19 Management Information
We have a dedicated page on our website which gives an overview of our on-going COVID-19 management.

Information will continue to be available on our website:, via email,
our Facebook page and sending out electronic newsletters via MaiChimp (previous issues can be read here).
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So, what have we been up to this last week!

Lounge makeover
Re-decoration of the lounge has commenced this week. We are decorating the lounge and a new carpet will be going down the beginning of next week. I think you will agree that it’s already looking very different.

National Day of Reflection
Tuesday marked a National Day of Reflection. A day to remember those who have died, and those who have been bereaved, in the year since the coronavirus pandemic begun. We have been exceptionally lucky and grateful that we haven’t lost anyone to COVID. However, we have seen the passing of residents in such extraordinary times, a floral tribute was made to remember them and their families this week.

Forthcoming Events

Easter service 
You are invited to join us for our virtual easter service on the 2nd April (time to be confirmed). If you would like to join us and would like the link for this service.
Please email: to confirm and a link will be sent to you

Relatives Meeting

You are invited to join us for our next virtual Relatives Meeting on Wednesday 21st April at 4.00pm. If you would like to join us and would like a link for this service.
Please email Jeanette to confirm and a link will be sent to you.

Grand Easter Raffle
Raffle tickets are now on sale £1.00 a ticket. These can be purchased when visiting and asking you to put your money in an envelope with the amount recorded enclosed, we will then write your name on the back of a raffle ticket/s required.

We will be holding a live draw at 3.45pm on Easter day. If you would like to join us and would like a link for this service.
Please email: to confirm and a link will be sent to you.

Quiz Night
We now have a date to host our very first zoom ‘Quiz night’. This will take place on Friday 16th April at 6.30pm. If you would like to join us and would like a link for this Quiz.
Please email Jeanette to confirm and a link will be sent to you.


Take care and keep safe

I will continue to keep you updated weekly with what we’ve been up to and any new COVID-19 information and updates.

Take care and keep safe.

Jeanette A’Court 
Quality Manager

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