Communal areas reopen as Covid restrictions ease

Residents have been able to join each other for lunch club for the first time across our flexicare schemes following the easing of lockdown restrictions on 17 May.

The communal dining rooms in our five flexicare homes reopened last week having closed in March 2020 in line with Covid restrictions.

We are also working with our contractor, Caterplus, to promote the lunch club service and increase the number of residents who have a lunch time meal and dessert in the dining areas.

Communal lounges

Communal lounges have also reopened for retirement living residents for two mornings or afternoons a week whilst a retirement living housing officer is on site.

Each resident can now use the lounge for an hour, with up to six residents meeting together at the same time – giving everyone the opportunity to meet neighbours whilst also observing the government’s ‘rule of six’.

Currently, visiting friends and family can’t use the communal lounge, and we will continue to provide updates in line with government guidance.

We were also delighted to reopen the communal hairdressing salon from 17 May with one resident permitted to use the salon at a time.

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