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Issue 4 - Published Monday 20th April

Lench's Trust Weekly Coronavirus Update

Latest Government Advice

As you know the government has announced last week that the national lockdown will continue for a further 3 weeks minimum and wee have therefore decided that the current measures taken by the Trust will stay in place until further advice, pending on the government's latest advice.

To date the Government's Advice remains to:

  • Avoid going out to public places unless for food shopping;
  • In any case people over the age of 70 are STRONGLY advised to stay at home;
  • Social distancing - avoid ALL contacts outside your household. This includes family members - or other residents from your scheme;
  • If you have symptoms please self-isolate for 7 days. If you are no better after 7 days call 111 for advice - if someone in the house is showing symptoms then it'll be a total of 14 days self-isolation;
  • Do not go to your GP Practice - and in many instances now do call them only in cases of emergencies.

I am please to report that, as the crisis unfolds, most residents, if not all, are now complying with the most stringent measures adopted by the Trust to save lives.

Thank you!


Lench's Trust Measures

  • All communal areas are now closed , including the laundry;
  • Staff will attend the sites only minimum hours to reduce exposure and to protect staff and residents:
    • Scheme Managers on site only to do call arounds and check on the wellbeing of their residents;
    • Paul & Karl briefly to make sure the sites are safe and attend to few tasks such as preparing the post for the residents at William Lench Court or shopping at Lench's Close & William Lench Court;
    • Maintenance staff and trusted contractor on standby for emergencies only;
    • Staff wearing PPE at all times


                                                ONLY KEY CARERS AND STAFF ALLOWED TO COME ON SITE


Important Warning

I would like to remind all to remain vigilant to stop opportunistic crimes at a time when the police is less visible or at a time scammers will target the most vulnerable:

  • Do not let anyone you have never seen before approach you unless introduced by a member of staff - for examples people knocking on your door and offering to run shopping trips or theives posing as police officers or health visitors making Covid-19 checks at homes in a bid to steal cash and valubles;
  • Do not open website links you do not know;
  • Always check with a member of staff first - criminals will often look genuine and use official UKGOV logos or fake IDs.


Residents & Staff News

Since the last newsletter we have to report that:

  • A few residents across the Trust are in self-isolation due to high risks, but none have shown symptoms of the virus;
  • Mike Turner, who was in hospital due to pneumonia, has returned home. Mike has been confirmed as having the virus and extra precautions are in place to support him and his wife, and to protect staff who may be required to support then;
  • Raffi is in self isolation at home due to a sibling having developed the symptoms (but not confirmed);
  • Mark James, Care Team Leader, working from home following a letter from the NHS advising to do so (high risk)



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