The health of our residents, their relatives, and our staff members are our top priority at Boclair Care Home and it is our mission to ensure that we all remain as safe as possible from the risks of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance and legislation as issued by the Government and key sector bodies and we are dedicated to keeping residents, their families, and our staff well-informed of any updates.

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

Resident and Loved One

Our COVID-19 Approach

In line with recent Scottish Government guidance effective from September 2022, care homes in Scotland no longer require face masks to be worn during visits due to high vaccination rates and other mitigations against COVID-19 in the social care sector and LFD testing is no longer necessary. Face masks will continue to be provided at the home should it be your preference to continue to wear one and staff will support the preferences of our residents who wish for our staff to wear face masks whilst providing them with care.

We would like to reassure you that we will continue to work closely with our Local Health Protection Teams and will follow their guidance should this decision change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Our Measures Include:

At Boclair Care Home, we continue to provide the highest standards of cleanliness, care and support to ensure that our residents and their relatives are as protected against COVID-19 as possible.

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

At Boclair Care Home, we continue to use PPE and hand hygiene products and all of our staff members follow infection prevention and control measures.

We also acknowledge the importance of keeping up to date and following official advice and guidance provided by the Health and Social Care Partnerships. We continue to encourage our residents and team members to remain up to date with all available vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu and where cases may occur, we have an effective system for recording cases and taking appropriate action to keep any cases suppressed.

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Nurse With Mask on

Staying Connected

Following on from the effects that COVID-19 has had and continues to have on society, we are committed to ensuring that our residents keep in touch with their loved ones and the local community. We support our residents in temporarily leaving our care home for day trips and overnight stays. To enable this, residents will be required to undertake an individual risk assessment which includes the use of respiratory screening questions upon their return. Testing and isolation for individuals who temporarily leave the home are not required but to ensure everyone’s safety, we do encourage our residents to keep up with their vaccinations.

During times when visiting may be restricted, such as in an outbreak, we offer a variety of devices to enable our residents to chat online with their friends and family, and stay connected. We understand the importance that human connection and participating in activities can provide for our resident’s mental and physical well-being, which is why we support residents in continuing with their hobbies, experiencing new interests, and meeting new people.

Resident With Phone in Hand
Resident and Loved One Outside


We are committed to keeping our residents, their families, and our staff safe from COVID-19. At Boclair Care Home, we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Below are some FAQs regarding COVID-19. 

Since 14 September 2022, the guidance to wear a face mask when visiting a care home in Scotland stopped. This means that you are no longer required to wear a mask when visiting a loved one in a care home. However, if you would prefer to continue wearing a mask during your visits, then you will be supported. There may also be occasions when a care home requests visitors to wear a mask, such as during an outbreak in the home.

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 are 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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G61 1QN

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