The health of our residents, their families, and our staff is our top priority at Westerton Care Home and it is our aim to ensure that we all remain as safe as possible from COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance and legislation as issued by the Government and key sector bodies. We are committed to keeping our residents, their families, and our staff informed at all times.

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

Resident and Loved One

Our Measures Include:

At Westerton Care Home, we continue to deliver a high standard of cleanliness, hygiene and support to ensure that our residents and visitors 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

We continue to use PPE and hand hygiene products and all of our staff at Westerton Care Home follow infection prevention and control measures.

We also acknowledge the importance of keeping up to date and acting in accordance with 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 do occur, we have an effective system in place for recording cases and taking appropriate action to keep any cases as contained as possible.

Disinfecting Table
Nurse with mask on

Staying Connected

Following on from the effects that COVID-19 has had and continues to have, we are dedicated to ensuring that our residents keep connected with those close to them and the local community. We fully support residents in leaving our care home for day trips or overnight stays. To enable this, residents will be required to undertake an individual risk assessment which includes the use of respiratory screening questions upon returning to Westerton. It is not essential for testing and isolation for individuals who temporarily leave the home 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 during an outbreak, we offer a variety of online devices to enable our residents to video call their friends and family, and stay connected. We understand the impact that human connection and participation in activities have on our resident’s mental and physical well-being, which is why we go above and beyond to support residents in continuing with their hobbies, experiencing new interests, and meeting new people.

Resident and Staff
Resident and Loved on Bench


We understand the importance of keeping our residents, their family members, and our staff safe from COVID-19. At Westerton Care Home, the team will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have. Here are some FAQs regarding COVID-19. 

Since Wednesday 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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Westerton Care Home
116 Maxwell Avenue
G61 1HU

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