The health of our residents, their relatives, and our staff members remains our top priority at Bothwell Castle Care Home as we work hard to ensure that we all remain as safe as possible from COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance and legislation as issued by the Government and key sector bodies by keeping our residents, their families, and our staff well-informed at all times.

Despite the challenges we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19, we have endeavoured to implement comprehensive policies and procedures to provide a level of reassurance for all residents and visitors to the home.

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Our Safety Measures Include:

At Bothwell Castle, we continue to provide the highest standards of cleanliness, hygiene and support to ensure that our residents and their relatives are as protected from COVID-19 as possible.

Personal Protective Equipment

Keeping Up To Date With Guidance

Infection Prevention and Control Measures

Staying Connected with Loved Ones

Encouraging Ongoing Vaccinations

Accurate Record Keeping

Keeping Safe

Within our home, we continue to use PPE and hand hygiene products and all of our staff adhere to infection prevention and control measures.

We also acknowledge the importance of keeping up to date and complying with official advice and guidance provided by the Health and Social Care Partnerships. We continue to guide our residents and team members in remaining up to date with all available vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu and where cases do occur, we have an effective procedure for recording cases and taking appropriate action when necessary to stop the spread of infection.

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Staying Connected

Following on from the effects of COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring that our residents keep connected with their relatives and the local community. We support our residents in taking day trips and overnight stays. To enable this, residents will be required to undertake an individual risk assessment which includes the use of respiratory screening questions upon their return. Although testing and isolation is not required for individuals who temporarily leave the home, to ensure everyone’s safety, we do encourage our residents to keep up with vaccinations.

During times when visiting may be restricted, such as in an outbreak, residents can make use of online devices to video call their friends and family, and stay connected. We understand the importance that human connection and participation in activities provide for our resident’s mental and physical well-being, which is why we support residents in continuing with their hobbies, experiencing new things, and meeting new people.

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We understand the importance of keeping everyone safe from COVID-19. At Bothwell Castle Care Home, the team will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have. Below are our FAQs regarding COVID-19. 

Since Wednesday 14 September 2022, the guidance to wear a face mask when visiting a care home in Scotland stopped. This means that you are no longer required to wear a mask when visiting a loved one in a care home. However, if you would prefer to continue wearing a mask during your visits, then you will be supported. There may also be occasions when a care home requests visitors to wear a mask, such as during an outbreak in the home.

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 are 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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Bothwell Castle Care Home
35 Bothwell Road
G71 7HA

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