Indoor / Outdoor Visits
*Regardless of permitted visitation, as the community experiences more COVID-19 cases, folks from areas that are identified high-risk outbreak zones are asked not to visit our facility in any capacity at this time. If visitors have travelled to an identified outbreak zone, they are asked to please wait 14 days upon their return before visiting our facility.
*Those who are required to self-isolate for any reason must not visit the facility.


Update: Dec. 1, 2021

At this time we are happy to let you know that, as per provincial guidance, proof of vaccination is not required for children under 12 to visit the facility, so long as they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

Update November 24, 2021
We are opening visitation to ALL that are fully vaccinated to visit between 10am and 6pm, 7 days per week. No appointments required. A maximum of 2 visits per resident at one time. Masking is still required in all areas of the facility. Both Visitors and DCG will have full access to all common areas of the facility.
Note: Children under 12 may not visit at this time.


While visiting, all will be expected to follow communicated and posted practices, including wearing of masks, participating in screening, practicing respiratory etiquette, maintaining physical distance (especially from those you are not visiting), and performing hand hygiene.

 

 

 

All visitors must remain aware of the possible impacts of COVID-19 in long term care, and the importance of following all safety practices to prevent unknowing transmission of COVID-19 to our vulnerable senior population. Please help keep your loved one safe. If you are unwell, we ask that you stay home.

 


Visitors have a responsibility to stay informed of current public infection prevention guidelines as published by Public Health, and to ensure they take all precautions to prevent spread of COVID-19.

Visits may be cancelled if our facility experiences an outbreak of illness. Visits must be cancelled if the visitor or resident are exhibiting symptoms of illness; have suspected exposure to COVID-19; or are required to self-isolate.

If you become ill in the two (2) weeks following your visit, you must contact 811 for screening and testing. Should you test positive for COVID-19, you must inform Public Health that you have visited our facility.

Thank you so much for your continued support and commitment to following these new and evolving practices!

 

 

We are also happy to continue offering:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Skype/Facetime/Zoom visits
• Window visits


Questions? Concerns?:

Please reach out to us at questions@thebirchesns.ca!

 

​The practices and restrictions outlined above are based on our understanding of epidemiology, Public Health guidance, and direction from the Department of Health & Wellness and Chief Medical Officer. They are intended to protect those we serve. Those in long term care are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and we will continue to make decisions based on the difficult balance between risk and quality of life. We thank you for your patience and support.