A care home in Ixworth has introduced a new visiting pod to allow residents and their loved ones to meet indoors this winter, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
Over the last few months, residents at The Beeches Residential Home has been enjoying socially distanced garden visits with their family and friends, but with the winter fast approaching concerns were raised as to how these visits could continue through the colder months.
The visiting pod will allow for only two people in the room at once and includes Perspex that will sit in between individuals and hand sanitiser stations. The Beeches is maintaining their strict safety procedures inline with Public Health England, maintaining social distancing within the visiting pod to ensure it is Covid-secure for visitors.
Bev Shave, deputy home manager at The Beeches, said: “We are delighted to debut our new visitor pod. This has been a much-welcomed development in unprecedented times, and we are very happy to be able to give the gift of time and space for our residents and their loved ones.
“We’re all looking forward to the day when they can hug each other, but until then, we hope that our new secure visitor pod will make it a bit easier for our residents and their families.”