Enliven COVID-19 response

We are committed to supporting the health, safety and well being of all of our clients, residents, volunteers, and others we work with in the community by limiting the exposure to Coronavirus. Therefore we would like to let you know about the actions we’re taking to keep both you and our staff safe and well during New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.

We have always had strong cleaning, hygiene and infection controls in place for the health and well being of our staff, residents and clients but we are reminding staff and visitors to be extra vigilant with hand washing and hand hygiene practices. We have reviewed and updated our cleaning and sanitizing plan for our sites to ensure they are cleaned more frequently and with extra care, especially on high contact surfaces such as door handles and handrails. We are following the Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure we all help keep everyone safe. 

We are taking the following steps for Enliven to prevent unnecessary exposure. We have full plans in place in the event we get any cases of COVID-19. We have had none so far.

Staff screening

  • Staff will continue to be screened at the start of each shift at all of our care homes.

Visitor screening

  • All urgent visitors will be screened on entry to each care home.

Restricting entry points

  • We will be restricting entry points at all sites to the main entrance. All other entry doors will be locked down.
  • Village residents will not be able to enter the rest homes and are encouraged to avoid large community gatherings.
  • Restricting new Enliven admissions where necessary
  • We will not be accepting new or potential residents that are displaying cold or flu-like symptoms or that have had contact with family that have recently travelled overseas.
  • New or potential residents will be assessed to ensure they have not been exposed to Covid-19.

Enliven Resident Isolation

  • Any exisiting resident that has cold or flu-like symptoms will be placed in isolation and nursed in their bedroom until they have been cleared of their infection.

On a final note, we encourage you to take care of yourselves and your family during this time.

Please do not visit any of our sites if you are sick.