PRP has launched a new report on how to future-proof our care homes from future pandemics. The report makes eight key practical design recommendations to control the transmission of COVID-19, and other every day infections, while maintaining a social and active environment for the residents.
PRP’s ‘Safe, Happy & Together’ design guide for Care Homes outlines how best to respond to the challenges of bacterial and viral spread, whilst also addressing key lessons learned. Recommendations include improvements in natural ventilation, light and views out, as well as considerations for the building plan, such as layouts designed to maximise space and a reduction in the number of bedrooms grouped together – ways of designing bigger and better spaces for living during isolation. There are some measures that can be considered vital all year round and others which could be brought into play temporarily.
Full report available to download.