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Visiting our Care Home and Welcoming new residents

We realise the importance for our residents to stay in touch with their loved ones and friends. So in an exciting development we have completely renovated our outside Boathouse to help bring everyone together again after the recent enforced separation.

The Boathouse has two entrances and we have installed glass screens. It is also equipped with a anti-viral air filter, a hearing loop, comfortable central heating and intercom system linked to the main house.

We can now allow visits to commence following government guidance:

Responsible Visitor Code

To help keep COVID-19 at bay We have a Responsible Visitor Code which sets out a range of responsibilities that visitors must abide by, prior to and during any visit.

The code states that visitors must:

Visitor Information

Welcoming New Residents

We know that many people still want to find a new home but may be worried about doing so. The Old Vicarage is committed to providing a safe and homely place to live and are now accepting new applications.

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have put extra measures and infection control protocols in place for everyone’s safety and wellbeing. We are well equipped with high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) and our team members are well trained and experienced in ensuring a clean and sterile environment at all times.

Before admitting a new resident, they will have spent the first 14 days in a safe quarantine area within the Home and only after a negative screening for symptoms of COVID-19 will the new resident enter our main Home. As you would expect, during this time, our team will ensure that they have varied activities to occupy them physically and mentally alongside constant care and in-room dining services.


We are testing residents once every 28 days as standard practice, and all staff weekly.


Although many things have had to change recently, the warmth of our welcome and standards of care have not.