Closing doors

  • If you have a known Covid 19 positive patient you must consider the risk to other residents and staff members
  • Doors to residents rooms must be shut at all times to reduce the risk of environmental contamination
  • A risk assessment for the closure of the door should be undertaken and steps taken to mitigate the risks
  • Staff need to sure that they decontaminate and take in all items required when they enter the room. Decontamination of items that are not single use only must be undertaken before leaving the resident’s room using the correct cleaning solutions and technique
  • If a resident requires 2 members of staff to undertake care ensure you attend together.