At The Ashton Care Home, our utmost priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone under our care, our staff and loved ones. We are dedicated to taking all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe from the risks of COVID-19, in accordance with the guidance and legislation issued by the government and relevant sector bodies. We are committed to keeping our residents, their families, and our staff informed about any developments related to COVID-19.

In response to the pandemic, we have diligently worked to create and implement new policies and procedures that offer peace of mind to all residents and visitors to our home.

Our Measures Include:

At The Ashton Care Home, we continue to deliver high standards of cleanliness, care and support to ensure that our residents and their loved ones are as protected against COVID-19 as they can be.

Personal Protective Equipment

Keeping Up To Date With Guidance

Infection Prevention and Control Measures

Encouraging Ongoing Vaccinations

Accurate Record Keeping

Staying Connected with Loved Ones

Keeping Safe

At The Ashton Care Home, we take every possible measure to ensure the safety of our home. We maintain a sufficient supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitation products within the home, and all team members are required to follow our infection prevention and control measures.

We understand the significance of keeping abreast of official advice and guidance issued by the government, Department of Health, and local NHS Trust. We strongly recommend that both our residents and team members remain up to date with all available vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu. In the event that cases are detected in our home, we have a robust recording system in place, which allows us to take appropriate action promptly.

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Staying Connected

At The Ashton Care Home, we place great importance on ensuring that our residents stay connected with their loved ones, especially given the impact of COVID-19. We provide support and care to our residents within the home, and we conduct a risk assessment for each individual leaving for day trips, including the use of respiratory screening questions upon their return, to ensure their safety. Although there are currently no requirements for temporary leave isolation, we recommend that all residents and team members have up-to-date vaccinations to reduce the risk of infection.

In the event of an outbreak in our home, we have several online devices available to our residents, allowing them to stay connected with their family and friends. We understand that human interaction is vital for their mental well-being, and we always encourage them to stay connected. We also offer a range of activities within the home, allowing our residents to continue with their hobbies or pursue new interests.

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A male resident smiling having a selfie with a female carer in a purple uniform and black hair.


We understand the importance of COVID-19 and keeping our residents, their families, and our staff safe. At Penrose Court Care Home, we are always happy to assist and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Here are some of our FAQs regarding COVID-19. 

Whilst being vaccinated is no longer mandatory we strongly recommend that all residents, their visitors, and team members at The Ashton Care Home are fully COVID-19 vaccinated, including future boosters, unless medically exempt. To reduce the risk of infection to others we will continue to encourage our team members to have all their vaccinations.

When transferring from the community or another care home a person does not need to isolate if the circumstances at the care home / interim care facility from which the person has transferred are known.

If the resident is symptomatic or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, then they should isolate and perform two LFT tests on day (0), and again on day (2). Isolation can end following two negative tests.

If the resident tests positive in the home, they must be isolated for 5 days. The resident can then return to their normal activities if they feel well and do not have a high temperature (without the use of medication paracetamol).

Residents who test positive should avoid contact with other people who are eligible for COVID-19 treatments for 10 days after a positive test. Residents unable to take the test should isolate for 5 days.

During an outbreak, there may be risk assessments carried out to include but not limited to the control of visiting arrangements, admissions to the home, and the use of communal areas for a period of time.

We work closely with local and national agencies in accordance with local agreements and guidance. For more information please contact our Home Manager directly.

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LE10 1UY

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