The health of our residents, staff and families at Oakdene Care Home is our top priority and it is our aim to ensure that we all remain as safe from the risks of COVID-19. Our care home continues to follow the guidance and legislation as issued by the Government and key sector bodies and we are committed to keeping our residents, their families, and our staff well-informed at all times.

Despite the difficulties we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19, we have worked hard to create robust policies and procedures that provide a level of reassurance for all residents and visitors to the home.

Our Measures Include:

At Oakdene 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

To ensure the safety of those in our care home, we ensure that we have a sufficient supply of PPE and hygiene products and that all staff members follow the infection prevention and control measures we have created to keep Oakdene safe.

Additionally, we understand the importance of keeping up to date and in compliance with official advice and guidance provided by the Government, Department of Health, and the local NHS Trust.

We do recommend to our residents and team members that they remain up to date with all available vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu and where cases do occur, we have an effective system for recording cases and taking appropriate action to keep them as contained as possible.

Staying Connected

Moving on from COVID-19, we are dedicated to making sure our residents at Oakdene are connected with their friends, family and their local community. Additionally, we encourage our residents to leave our homes for day trips and overnight stays. To allow us to do this, residents will be required to undertake an individual risk assessment which includes the use of respiratory screening questions on their return. There is no requirement for testing and isolation for residents who temporarily leave the home but to ensure everyone’s safety we do encourage residents to be vaccinated for day trips and overnight stays.

Due to the vulnerable conditions some of our residents are in, sometimes we may have to restrict visiting. To help our residents stay connected we have a variety of online devices to enable our residents to video call their friends and family. We understand the importance that human connection and participation in activities have on our resident’s mental and physical well-being, which is why we go above and beyond to support residents in continuing with their hobbies, pursuing new interests, and meeting new people.


Whilst being vaccinated is no longer mandatory we strongly recommend that all residents, their visitors, and team members at Oakdene 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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Oakdene Care Home
Ringwood Road
Three Legged Cross
Wimborne Minster
BH21 6RB

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