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Care workers pledge to protect residents as lock-down eases

10 July, 2020

As lock-down loosens in England care workers committed to protecting their residents from COVID-19 have made a promise to be leaders in the fight against the virus.

Staff at Hamberley Care Homes are signing up to the ‘Hamberley Hero Promise’ which recognises the responsibility social care workers have, not only in care settings, but in the wider community to stop the spread of the virus.

Care home residents are amongst the most vulnerable to Covid-19 and staff at Hamberley wanted to show that they will do all they can to ‘Stay Alert’ as the rest of the country starts to return to normal.

Head of operations Charlotte Quartey said the ‘Hamberley Hero Promise’ showed that staff wanted to do everything they could to keep residents safe and well.

“While it’s wonderful that we are seeing an easing of the lock-down across the country, with pubs and restaurants opening, this could present an elevated risk of virus transmission,” said Ms Quartey.

“Our staff wanted to show that they were alert to these increased risks and would be an ambassador for their community, reminding people that we must all remain vigilant – now is not the time to let down our guard.

“The ‘Hamberley Hero Promise’ is not some legally binding document, it is an inspiring reminder that we all have our part to play in the fight against Covid-19.

“Our colleagues have been proud to sign this as they want to be part of the movement that works to keep people safe.”

The Covid Commitment states that each care worker will “do all that I can to protect myself, my family and my community from the spread of Covid-19”.

Hamberley launched the initiative across all 11 of its luxury care homes in time for the government’s easing of the lock-down in England on 4 July. While the company fully supports the opening of more businesses and services in the local community, they are keen to do all they can to ensure care homes remain Covid-free.

Nurse Cosmin Cionca and head of operations Charlotte Quartey signing the ‘Hero Promise’

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