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A south west care group has reunited its residents with their loved through the installation of two state-of-the-art COVID-proof visitor rooms.

The visitor rooms were installed at COVID-free care group Welford Healthcare’s Argentum Lodge in Bristol and Holmesley Care Home in Sidmouth, Devon.

Will Neal, Partner at Welford Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to have pioneered these innovative new areas for our residents in response to the COVID pandemic. We know how important face-to-face contact is, especially in these challenging times and we are very excited to be able to facilitate our residents to properly see and speak to their loved ones for the first time in months in a comfortable and private setting.”

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In creating the airtight, glass partitioned rooms, Welford Healthcare partnered with Contacta Systems Ltd who specialise in Speech Transfer Systems used in the retail and banking sectors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Contacta Systems redesigned and launched their new range in just three weeks.

Shelley Rolfe, Head of UK Sales and Service at Contacta Systems Ltd, said: “Partnering with Welford Healthcare to deliver this project was truly rewarding. Hearing about the visits and interaction which can now take place after so long is truly incredible.

“With glazing going into places that have never had it before it has been a privilege to create a product which will help so many as we move forward.”

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  1. Has the Manager at Holmesley Care Home Sidmouth reported that staff have very recently tested positive for Covid-19 ? This affects staff, residents and the public in Sidmouth as at least one employee is shopping whilst knowingly infected.

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