Cheriton Care Home welcomes first visitors under new roadmap guidance

Published: Thursday 15th April 2021

Cheriton, our care home in Dorchester continues to welcome visitors and now enjoys increased benefits following further easing of restrictions by the Government.

Our care home residents can now meet two named visitors indoors, and those who are parents can be accompanied by babies and young children, who do not count as a visitor.

Cheriton Care Home Manager Denise Chrippes said:

We are delighted to welcome more visitors indoors at Cheriton Care Home this week following the latest relaxation of Covid restrictions.

We know just how special visits are for our residents and their loved ones, but they’re also much appreciated by our care home teams, who love nothing more than welcoming families and friends through the doors.

I’m sure that there will be plenty of smiling, happy faces in the coming days and weeks; and we’re all looking forward to seeing babies and children coming into our Cheriton Care Home again.

Recent visitors to our Cheriton Care Home included Marlene Ottewell who visited mother Phyllis Holder.

Resident Ruby Morris was visited by daughter Lesley Griffiths.

Our Cheriton Care Home, which embraced the vaccination scheme since its launch in late 2020, is Covid-free and welcoming new residents. We continue to carry out regular testing and follow latest guidance on PPE and infection prevention control.

Cheriton Care Home, on Weymouth Avenue, is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Agincare Care Homes Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said:

Everyone at Agincare is passionate about making visits happen, so we welcome the latest announcement as a further step towards more and more people visiting in the future as we hope restrictions continue to ease.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly continued to welcome visitors by working with residents, their families and care home managers to find safe solutions wherever possible, depending on individual circumstances.

Visitors to Cheriton Care Home, should contact the manager in the first instance so that visits can be managed in a safe and controlled way, and arrangements explained fully.