Updated April 19, 2022
Update: Visitor restrictions for Woodstock & Ingersoll sites
Woodingford Lodge sites in Woodstock and Ingersoll are in outbreak status for COVID-19.
- Only essential visitors as defined in the Fixing Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2021, which includes designated caregivers, are allowed to visit at this time and only one visitor per resident at any time, unless a resident becomes palliative.
- All essential visitors entering an isolation room will be required to wear full PPE (personal protective equipment).
- Family members will be notified if a resident in these homes develops symptoms or tests positive.
Visitor guidelines (non-outbreak)
Woodingford Lodge updated its general (non-outbreak) visitor guidelines effective April 11, 2022. These guidelines currently apply to the Tillsonburg site.
- Vaccination status: Anyone entering inside a Woodingford Lodge facility must be fully vaccinated, unless visiting a resident receiving palliative care. For the Government of Ontario explanation of full vaccination, please check here. Vaccination is not required for outdoor visits.
- Screening and testing: All visitors, both indoors and outdoors, are required to sign in and pass the COVID-19 screening questionnaire. If you are here for an indoor visit, you must also complete a COVID-19 rapid antigen test before proceeding further into the home. It takes approximately 20 minutes to wait for test results.
- Masks: Masks are required at all times, for both indoor and outdoor visits.
- Physical distancing: There is no limit on the number of visitors or restrictions on physical contact or activities. Please note this is subject to change if a home is in outbreak status.
- Advanced booking of visits is no longer required.
If you are visiting a resident receiving palliative care, you may be asked to undergo a rapid antigen test.
Visits during an outbreak
If you are visiting a resident in an area where there is a COVID-19 outbreak, you must wear eye protection and other required PPE (personal protective equipment) when entering a resident’s room. Residents in an outbreak area can only receive one essential visitor at a time. Under the Fixing Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2021, the four types of essential visitors are:
(a) a caregiver (at Woodingford, this means you are on file as a designated caregiver),
(b) a support worker who visits a home to provide support to the critical operations of the home or to provide essential services to residents,
(c) a person visiting a very ill resident for compassionate reasons including, but not limited to, hospice services or end-of life care, or
(d) a government inspector with a statutory right to enter a long-term care home to carry out their duties.
Please ask a staff member or call 519-421-5556 if you have questions.