Covid-19 and lockdown have been a difficult and isolating experience for care home residents and their families, but the rate of community transmission has fallen and care homes can now arrange visits based on new guidance to limit further outbreaks, and protect staff and residents.
It may be possible to visit your loved ones if this is agreed with the care home in advance. You will be required to take safety precautions including face coverings, and social distancing measures. The care home may ask the visit to take place in an outside space like a communal garden if that's possible.
There should be a single constant visitor, per resident, wherever possible. This is to limit the overall number of visitors to the care home so that there is less risk of infection. A constant visitor is a nominated person, a son, or wife for example, who can visit the resident.
The guidance will be updated as the risk posed by coronavirus continues to change. To view the latest version of the guidance please go to the government website by using the button below.