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Step Three: Outdoor and indoor visits permitted with guidelines in place

  

Effective October 15, 2021, visitor guidelines are changing. At this time all visitors will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at each visit to participate in both outdoor and indoor visits.

  • Advanced booking of visits is no longer required.
  • Screening: Visitors must complete COVID-19 screening on arrival and show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Masks/face coverings: Wear a mask or face covering for the duration of your visit. Masks and face coverings must cover the mouth, nose and chin at all times. Woodingford Lodge will provide masks for indoor visits. For outdoor visits, visitors may wear their own mask. Fully immunized visitors are permitted have close contact with fully immunized residents.

Please note:

  • Children under the age of two are not required to wear masks/face coverings.
  • Children under the age of twelve are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine but may visit residents with a fully vaccinated adult visitor. Children will need to pass the screening questions, have a negative rapid test upon arrival, and wear full personal protective equipment (gloves, gown, mask and face shield) during the visit, if over the age of two.
  • Please inform Woodingford Lodge once you have had your first or second vaccine. Being fully vaccinated means that you have a first and second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 14 days since your second vaccine.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn by visitors at all times. Advanced booking of visits is no longer required.

  

Essential caregivers

  

Fully immunized:

  • No limit on the number of visitors indoor or outdoor.
  • May have physical contact, including for non-care related reasons (hugs), with a fully immunized resident.
  • May support in dining room and join in activities.
  • No eye protection required indoors or outdoors.
  • No surveillance testing is required.
  • Proof of 2nd vaccine must be provided when screened at each visit.

  

Partially/unimmunized

  • Partially/unimmunized caregivers not be allowed on the property of Woodingford Lodge for outdoor or indoor visits except in the specific circumstance of end-of-life/palliative care moments. When visiting at end-of-life the partially/unimmunized visitor will be required to pass the screening questions, have a negative rapid test upon arrival, and wear full personal protective equipment (gloves, gown, mask, and face shield) for the duration of the visit.
  • Will no longer be able to take residents to off-site visits, outings or appointments. 

  

Outbreak/isolated resident:

  • May support in resident’s room / isolation room (1 individual per visit).
  • Must wear eye protection when entering resident’s room.

    

 Non-essential general visitors

    

Fully immunized:

  • No limit on the number of visitors indoor or outdoor.
  • Close contact with fully immunized resident allowed.
  • No eye protection required.
  • Proof of second COVID-19 vaccination is required at each visit.

  

Partially/unimmunized:

  • Partially/unimmunized visitors not be allowed on the property of Woodingford Lodge for outdoor or indoor visits except in the specific circumstance of end-of-life/palliative care moments. When visiting at end-of-life the partially/unimmunized visitor will be required to pass the screening questions, have a negative rapid test upon arrival, and wear full personal protective equipment (gloves, gown, mask, and face shield) for the duration of the visit.
  • Will no longer be able to take residents to off-site visits, outings or appointments.

  

Outbreak/isolated resident:

  • Not permitted unless resident in area unaffected by outbreak.

  

For more information about Oxford County's COVID-19 response, please visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/covid-19 

In order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe, we will require all visitors to follow the guidelines below.

Before you visit
Outdoor visits
Indoor visits

Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19